Swimming in Auschwitz (2008)

Swimming in Auschwitz


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Filmmaker Jon Kean explores an aspect of the Holocaust left largely unexplored in the annals of history with this look at six women who survived incarceration in the most notorious concentration camp of all. While male testimonies concerning the unimaginable hardships of living in Auschwitz have been well documented, the experiences of women who were forced to endure the exact same physical conditions have been curiously omitted from public record. By documenting the grueling hardships … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Jon Kean
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Bala Cynwyd Productions - Official Site

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

A tale of resourcefulness and resilience, as the often-overlooked female perspective on the Shoah gets its due.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Instead of the grand horror of the Holocaust (or the "big suffering," as one woman calls it), Swimming in Auschwitz depicts individuals who "maintained some semblance of life" amid the mass dehumanization that surrounded them.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | May 6, 2008
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based on interviews and historical footage, this is a fascinating chronicle of six women of different backgrounds who were deported to the notorious camp.

Full Review… | July 23, 2011

October 18, 2008
Kansas City Star

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