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Out of the Ashes [2003 film] by Joseph…

Out of the Ashes [2003 film] (2003)

by Joseph Sargent (Director)

Other authors: Jolyon Baker (Actor), Jessica Beitchman (Actor), Beau Bridges (Actor), Jonathan Cake (Actor), Bruce Davison (Actor)3 more, Christine Lahti (Actor), Lee Levinson (Producer), Anne Meredith (Screenplay)

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Christine Lahti portrays Dr. Gisella Perl in this gripping film about her survival in Auschwitz and the many "choiceless choices" that she had to make for herself and the women inmates that she treated while she was there. Director Joseph Sargent speaks "about the agonies that a survivor goes through", "survivor guilt", and that "as a doctor she had to...do things she didn't feel she should do...".
There are interviews with the director and 3 of the actors: Christine Lahti, who portrays Dr. Perl, tells us how she had been fascinated with her life since she was a young girl. Bruce Davison and Beau Bridges who portray the INS officials who examine her to see if she can practice medicine in the United States and focus on the question of whether or not she was a collaborator while in Auschwitz. She admits to having committed 1000 abortions on inmates while in Auschwitz, explaining that the SS would kill pregnant women, or if they gave birth, would kill both mother and child and even everyone in the barracks for harboring them. The film makes you search your own conscience and wonder what you might have done in her situation.
  HolocaustMuseum | Jul 9, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sargent, JosephDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, JolyonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beitchman, JessicaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bridges, BeauActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cake, JonathanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davison, BruceActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lahti, ChristineActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levinson, LeeProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meredith, AnneScreenplaysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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