Out of the ashes [videorecording] / Showtime presents ; a Contenders Only/Cypress Point production, in association with Ardent Productions ; a Joseph Sargent film ; produced by Lee Levinson ; screenplay by Anne Meredith ; directed by Joseph Sargent.

[S.I. : s.n., 20--].
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Perl, Gisella -- Film adaptations.
Perl, Gisella -- Drama.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Drama.
United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service -- Drama.
Physicians -- Romania -- Biography -- Drama.
Physicians -- Poland -- Oświęcim -- Biography -- Drama.
Concentration camps -- Poland -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Drama.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Drama.
Made-for-TV movies.
Biographical television programs.
Film adaptations.
System Details:
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.
Christine Lahti, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Cake, Jolyon Baker, Jessica Beichman, Oliver Cotton, Michelle Fine, Richard Crenna, Beau Bridges.
Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music, Charles Bernstein ; costume designer, Daiva Petrulyte ; production designer, Jeff Ginn.
Originally broadcast by Showtime Apr. 13, 2003.
Based on the book "I was a doctor in Auschwitz" by Dr. Gisella Perl.
Emmy Awards, 2003: Outstanding cinematography for a miniseries or a movie.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Harvey Sheldon.
Penn Provenance:
Sheldon, Harvey (donor)
Sargent, Joseph, 1925- , Director
Levinson, Lee. , Producer
Meredith, Anne. , Screenwriter
Lahti, Christine. , Actor
Davison, Bruce, 1946- , Actor
Cake, Jonathan. , Actor
Baker, Jolyon. , Actor
Beitchman, Jessica. , Actor
Cotton, Oliver, 1944- , Actor
Fine, Michelle. , Actor
Crenna, Richard, 1927-2003 , Actor
Bridges, Beau. , Actor
Morgan, Donald M. (Donald Maxwell), 1932- , Cinematographer
Brown, Michael. , Film editor
Bernstein, Charles. , Composer
Perl, Gisella. , Author
Contenders Only (Firm) , Producer
Cypress Point (Firm) , Producer
Ardent Productions (Firm) , Producer
Showtime Networks. , Producer
Harvey Sheldon Jewish American Music Video Research Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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