No Place on Earth
In 1942, 38 members of five desperate Jewish families escaped the Nazis by descending into a muddy hole in southwest Ukraine. They had no idea that the pitch-black cave they discovered would be their home for nearly a year. When the cave dwellers finally emerged, they were greeted by a blinding sun that some of the children had forgotten existed. In 1993, cave explorer Chris Nicola was mapping one of the world's most extensive horizontal cave systems with a group of elite Ukrainian cavers. He discovered unusual objects: buttons, shoes, a grinding stone, even a rusty, old house key. Over the next nine years, Nicola pieced together a most unbelievable story: with no gear or training, a desperate group had lived in this cave for months on end, and survived.
Janet Tobias, Rafael Marmor, Paul Laikin, Nadav Schirman, Susan Barnett, Zita Kisgergely, Peter Lane Taylor, Deron Triff, J. Flint Davis, David McKillop, Timm Oberwelland, Katja Zink, Molly Thompson, Susan Werbe, Andrew O'Connell, Jeffrey H. Field, Steven Ruchefsky, Dr. Thomas Weymar, Hubert von Spreti, Dr. Katja Wildermuth