Family, Holocaust, and more . . .
All the trials and tribulations that led up to the actual creation of “For the Life of Me”.
For those of you who are new to my Blog, most of my stories are based on the research I originally did for my film, “For the Life of Me”, or new information that resulted from it. But now much … Read More
serendipity: noun: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way: a fortunate stroke of serendipity Albert Rehfisch and family, Wittstock, 1918 The Internet is a strange animal. Like I’ve often said, “It’s like putting a message in a bottle and throwing … Read More
I am Pete Vanlaw. Originally I created this blog to document my quest to uncover my family’s past, which had been hidden from me for over 50 years. This culminated in the making of a documentary film, For The Life of Me, that I am particularly proud of. I continue to write about my family’s history and the Holocaust in general, but this blog has expanded to include other aspects of my life growing up in Los Angeles and working in the entertainment industry for 40+ years.
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Stories about unrelated subjects such as Music, Automobile Racing, Travel, Social Networking, and more.
Here are some posts about the 40 wonderful years I worked in entertainment and advertising.
Stories from others that parallel or compliment my own.