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Out of the ashes
Publication Information:
[United States] : Showtime Networks : Showtime Entertainment : Hallmark Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1; Full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for violence/cruelty and some nudity.
Language Note:
In English (Dolby digital 5.1, stereo 2.0) or dubbed Spanish (mono); closed-captioned.
General Note:
Originally broadcast by Showtime Apr. 13, 2003.

Based on the book "I was a doctor in Auschwitz" by Dr. Gisella Perl.

Bonus features: Interviews; filmographies; The choices of Dr. Gisella Perl ; Holocaust sites map; trailers.
Emmy Awards, 2003: Outstanding cinematography for a miniseries or a movie.
Perl spent WWII in charge of the woman's infirmary at Auschwitz. Hoping to leave her nightmares behind her after the liberation, she applies for American citizenship in 1946. However, she is hauled into military court to explain how much she "collaborated" with the Nazis during the war. The U.S. officials are especially disturbed by the number of illegal abortions Perl performed at the camp. Perl struggles to explain how she terminated the lives of the unborn to save thousands of pregnant women from the gas chambers.
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