Esther Basch is a Holocaust survivor, she’s been nicknamed “The Honey Girl.”

This past week, Chabad of Bakersfield and The Central Valley Holocaust Memorial hosted, “An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Esther Basch,” at Stockdale High School, according to their website:

“Esther Basch, a 94 year old resident of Prescott, AZ, survived the Auschwitz Death Camps after being sent there in a cattle car on her 16th birthday. In April 1945, toward the end of the war, she was led on a “Death March” along with other women to the Salzwedel Concentration Camp where she was liberated by American Soldiers only three days later.

In 2007 Esther finally met Max, one of the US soldiers who liberated her camp and has since been motivated to tell her story of forgiveness. Since that time, Basch has given talks nationwide, which led to the production of The Honey Girl documentary enabling her to tell her story globally. Esther’s genetic and universal love of humankind not only helped her survive but also enables her to share her story in a poignant way that moves and motivates others.”

Studio 17 host, Shannon MacNeil, sat down with Esther Basch and her daughter Rachel Turet to dive a little deeper on parts of Basch’s story and to learn about the upcoming film they are creating, The Honey Girl Documentary.

To learn more about the film and to donate, click here.