|8:00 PM - SAT 1/11||JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU||Rush Line|
Southeast US Premiere
Made In Auschwitz
Directed by Sylvia Nagel & Sonya Winterberg
Germany-Israel | 72 minutes | 2019
German, Hebrew, French, Dutch with English subtitles
Special film event presented in honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This chilling documentary uses intimate survivor testimonies, archival footage, and legal records to tell the story of over 400 young women who were subjected to medical experimentation in Auschwitz by Carl Clauberg, an enterprising, sadistic gynecologist. Clauberg, who had already made a name for himself as a research scientist, volunteered his services to Heinrich Himmler of the SS to both help eradicate future generations of Jews and to avail himself of a pool of captive research subjects. These experiments, which sterilized many of the women, were also paradoxically what spared them from the gas chambers. This powerfully affecting film traces the history of the survivors and the subsequent attempts to bring Clauberg to justice, which includes examining his — and these women's — enduring contribution to modern research on birth control and fertility as well as the role of German companies Siemens and Schering in profiting off the findings.
Director Sonya Winterberg will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in an extended conversation with Dr. Michaela Moura-Koçoglu of the FIU Center for Women's and Gender Studies afterward.
|Director||Sylvia Nagel & Sonya Winterberg|
|Countries of Production||Germany-Israel|
|Year of Presentation||2019|
|Language(s)||German, Hebrew, French, Dutch with English subtitles|
|Premiere Status||Southeast US Premiere|
|Principal Cast||Leny Adelaar, Eva Golgevit, Garmaine Pitchon, Lynn Wallis|
FIU Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program