A story of survival, the documentary, Simon Says, outlines Simon Lewenberg's book of the same name. Born in Lodz, Poland in 1923 to Jewish parents, Simon grew up in the poorest area of the city.
How does a victim of unimaginable terror and torture not only survive, but go on to lead a reasonably normal life? Simon Lewenberg is a survivor, and Simon Says explains his personal journey through the Holocaust and beyond. He endured 2,065 days under Nazi control following the invasion of his hometown of Lodz, Poland. Simon worked his way through slave labor camps as well as death camps. The conditions and treatment he endured deteriorated as time wore on.
Simon describes the details of his life in pre-war Lodz, among the family members and friends who shaped his early life, and whom he lost to the Nazis. He then delves into his memories of life and death in the camps. Finally, Simon describes his liberation and his efforts to create a decent life for himself in the aftermath of World War II.