The Flying Dutchman

Stories Told | Mac Lyon

David ‘Dickie’ Groenteman is one of Australia’s oldest living survivors of Auschwitz. Born in 1923 in Amsterdam, this is the first time Dickie has shared every intimate, unfathomable and inspiring chapter of his life story. It's the tale of a boy from Holland who survived death row and the death camps to become a hockey legend. On the ice Dickie was known as 'The Flying Dutchman' and this is his story told. To see the key characters of this story and learn more about Dickie, follow @storiestoldau on Instagram or Facebook.

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The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 1: Invasion
Dec 3 2022
The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 1: Invasion
Dickie Groenteman’s childhood was one of blissful innocence. Dickie’s father Elias was a successful businessman, his mother Rosetta a skilled dressmaker and his big sister Betty showered him with love. It was a beautiful life for the Groentemans and for Dickie looked like it would only get better.An ice hockey prodigy, the future was bright - and then came the invasion.If you’d like to see photos and hear more about Dickie and all of the character’s that played a role in his incredible life story follow Stories Told on Instagram and Facebook @storiestoldau.If you recognise any of the names of key characters from these tales or are a relative of one of them, Dickie and his family would love to hear from you so get in touch with me via email - mac@storiestold.com.au.Music credits: Twee Ogen Zo Blauw - Willy Derby (1935)Cinema Blockbuster Trailer 13 (99FIRE-FILMS AWARD) by Sascha Ende®Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3137-cinema-blockbuster-trailer-13-99fire-films-award-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseAmong Us - Myuu thedarkpiano.comHold On - Myuu thedarkpiano.comPrey (Reprise) - Myuu thedarkpiano.comDisintergrating - Myuu thedarkpiano.comInto the Depths - Myuu thedarkpiano.comBeth’s Theme - Myuu thedarkpiano.comTormented Souls - Myuu thedarkpiano.comBlackout by Frank SchröterLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/9278-blackoutLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseThe Carousel 2 by Frank SchröterLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/8096-the-carousel-2License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 2: Concentration
Dec 10 2022
The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 2: Concentration
Very few eye witnesses to the atrocities of the death camps are still alive today. Some of the tales David 'Dickie' Groenteman shares about his 3 years as a prisoner at Auschwitz, Mauthausen and the other camps are harrowing but there are also moments of hope. Dickie wants you to hear what he endured, so that humanity may learn from its evil past.If you’d like to see photos and hear more about Dickie and all of the character’s that played a role in his incredible life story follow Stories Told on Instagram and Facebook @storiestoldau.If you recognise any of the names of key characters from these tales or are a relative of one of them, Dickie and his family would love to hear from you so get in touch with me via email - mac@storiestold.com.au.Twee Ogen Zo Blauw - Willy Derby (1935)Cinema Blockbuster Trailer 13 (99FIRE-FILMS AWARD) by Sascha Ende®Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3137-cinema-blockbuster-trailer-13-99fire-films-award-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseInto the Depths - Myuu thedarkpiano.comTormented Souls - Myuu thedarkpiano.comBad Encounter - Myuu thedarkpiano.comRemnants  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comLiving in the Dark  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comGround Noises  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comNightmares  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comWalking into Darkness  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comDark Secrets (DECISION) by Sascha Ende®Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/246-dark-secrets-decision-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 3: Liberation
Dec 18 2022
The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 3: Liberation
Faith that freedom would come is what kept David 'Dickie' Groenteman's spirit strong through the torturous years he spent locked inside the death camps. But once he was free, the journey didn't end there. Dickie didn't know if any of his loved ones were still alive and so he set out on a search mission across Europe by plane, train, bicycle and boat fuelled by the hope he may find family members who survived the war.If you’d like to see photos and hear more about The Flying Dutchman follow Stories Told on Instagram and Facebook @storiestoldau.Audio credits:Twee Ogen Zo Blauw - Willy Derby (1935)Living in the Dark  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comRun  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comTormented Souls  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comWalking into Darkness  - Myuu thedarkpiano.comHold On - Myuu thedarkpiano.comHopeless - Myuu thedarkpiano.comRemnants - Myuu thedarkpiano.comDark Hollows by Alexander NakaradaLicense (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseUnsafe Roads by Alexander NakaradaLicense (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseCinema Blockbuster Trailer 13 (99FIRE-FILMS AWARD) by Sascha Ende®Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3137-cinema-blockbuster-trailer-13-99fire-films-award-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseHit the Streets by Kevin MacLeodFree download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3879-hit-the-streetsLicense (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseInspiring Teaser  by Rafael KruxFree download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5672-inspiring-teaserLicense (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseIce hockey SFX - Paled N Faved YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQb8sOHpJl4EMFlotcqxrjQ/featuredHockey Goal Horn with Crowd Applause Sound Effect - A SoundEffectsFactory Original Recording. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 4: Legacy
Dec 24 2022
The Flying Dutchman | Chapter 4: Legacy
Moving to a country as far from the memories of his past as a plane could take him, David 'Dickie' Groenteman made a fresh start with his family on Australian shores.It's here that Dickie harnessed his passion for his beloved ice hockey to literally build a sporting legacy across the nation and abroad with his own hands. Now as the 99-year-old faces his final battle against a slow and silent killer, he imparts powerful wisdom that we could all learn a lot from.If you’d like to see photos and hear more about Dickie and all of the character’s that played a role in his incredible life story follow Stories Told on Instagram and Facebook @storiestoldau.If you recognise any of the names of key characters from these tales or are a relative of one of them, Dickie and his family would love to hear from you so get in touch with me via email - mac@storiestold.com.au.Audio credits:Twee Ogen Zo Blauw - Willy Derby (1935)The following music was used for this media project:Music: Countdown by Alexander NakaradaFree download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4865-countdown License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ Inspiring Teaser  by Rafael KruxFree download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5672-inspiring-teaser License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/ Cinematic Emotional Success by MusicLFilesFree download: https://filmmusic.io/song/6863-cinematic-emotional-success License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://cemmusicproject.wixsite.com/musiclibraryfiles Hold On - Myuu thedarkpiano.comPrey (reprise) - Myuu thedarkpiano.comHeartfelt Tears by MusicLFilesFree download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://cemmusicproject.wixsite.com/musiclibraryfiles Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.