Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

DVD - 2004
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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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Jul 08, 2015

Based on the true story of Auschwitz survivor Dr. Gisella Perl. Performance by Christine Lahti is superb! This movie will move you to tears! The atrocities committed by the Nazi are so horrific! It's hard to believe a one human being would treat others the way the prisoners were treated.
I would recommend this movie.

kellnerm Mar 10, 2014

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KOUJOKAKYUU Nov 12, 2012

Fascinating film. Very heavy, not for minors. The film delves into parts of life and death in the concentration camps which are often glossed over in other films. The film is based on real experiences of a Holocaust survivor. Christine Lahti is amazing. One of my favorite aspects of the film is the period details in both Hungary and the United States, and the disconnect between the Holocaust survivors and the next generation.

Feb 24, 2012

A powerful, unsettling movie featuring a brilliant performance by Christine Lahti as a dedicated Jewish doctor who saved many women, and herself, at the Auschwitz concentration camp. One of the best Holucaust movies I've ever seen.

aaa5756 Jan 14, 2012



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Jul 08, 2015

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