Who Do You Think You Are?: Season 6 Episode 5
Andrew Denton

Factual, Documentary
52m2014English
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Andrew Denton
51m

Broadcaster Andrew Denton investigates his family history. A generation ago Andrew’s family anglicised their name from Ditkofsky to Denton, a decision taken to keep members safe at a time of entrenched racial intolerance. Andrew’s father, author Kit Denton, walked away from his Jewish ancestry when he married a Catholic woman and became a proud atheist. For these reasons Andrew’s knowledge of his Jewish roots until now has been scant. On the trail of his ancestors, Andrew’s journey takes him to London and Belarus. He is excited by the prospect of meeting descendants of his great grandfather who fathered twelve children. He finds none - instead the horrors of the Holocaust crash down on Denton as he investigates his family history, meeting with the last survivor of the Treblinka extermination camp, Samuel Willenberg, who has since passed away.

Subtitles:
English
Country:
Australia
Cast:
Jacki Weaver, Richard Roxburgh, Adam Goodes, Rebecca Gibney, Lisa McCune, Andrew Denton