Syndrome K

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Director(s):Stephen Edwards
Program:Holocaust/Anti-Semitism
Social Justice
Documentaries
Country:United States
Year:2020
Language:English
Italian
Running Time:76 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Topic:Anti-Semitism
History
Holocaust
Interfaith

Description

Ray Liotta narrates this remarkable story about an ingenious plot that saved hundreds of Italian Jews. When the Nazis occupied Rome, three Roman Catholic doctors invented Syndrome K, a disease they claimed was deadly, highly contagious, and commonly found in Jews of Roman descent. Exploiting Nazi fears of infectious disease, the doctors were able to quarantine their Jewish “patients” in a hospital near the Vatican and from there, smuggle them to safety.  Featuring reenactments, archival footage, and interviews with survivors as well as the last surviving doctor, 98-year-old Adriano Ossicini, Syndrome K is the story of a disease that, incredibly, saved lives.

 

Introduction by director Stephen Edwards.

 

Available to the New England Region. 

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