Another reviewer said that this is like so many other survivor stories, with nothing of interest to those who have studied the Nazi genocide. I disagree.
The narrator tells her story clearly and concisely. Her narration is sensible, grounded, and sure. Her career after the war was in education, which is readily apparent in how well she explains historic events. Throughout, she connects her experiences to films we may have seen or things we may have read about. She discusses the roles that luck, self-will, the kindness of fellow prisoners, and the Nazi bias toward her blond, blue-eyed good looks played in her survival. She is not only a survivor, she is a teacher.
In one sense, her story might seem "general" because she experienced so many different aspects of the Holocaust. Her story includes the invasion of Poland, her family's confinement in a Polish ghetto, her own survival in three different camps and then a death march, the loss of three members (half) of her immediate family in different ways, and finally post-war Paris, settlement in Israel, and starting a family in South Africa. She speaks frankly about the psychological aftermath of the Holocaust and how she worked not to pass this burden on to her children.
One note: Another reviewer commented that it was disappointing that no mention was made of the racist conditions in South Africa. I agree that such a discussion should've been included. It's germane to this story and it's a stunning omission. That is the one flaw in this film.
The historical footage in this film is stark. The still photos are some of the most gruesome I've seen. However, they are well-fitted to the narration, some of which couldn't possibly be comprehended without the photos. As horrifying as the subject matter is, this film is an affirmation of life. And it is prisoner number A26188 who makes it so.