Out of the ashes
Out of the ashes


Publication Information
[United States] : Showtime Entertainment, [2004]

Physical Description
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
DVD format.
Originally broadcast by Showtime Apr. 13, 2003.
Based on the book "I was a doctor in Auschwitz" by Dr. Gisella Perl.
Bonus features: Interviews; filmographies; The choices of Dr. Gisella Perl ; Holocaust sites map; trailers.

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.

Reading Level
MPAA rating: R; for violence/cruelty and some nudity.

Personal Subject
Perl, Gisella-Drama-Video recordings.

Corporate Subject
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Drama -- Video recordings.
United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service -- Drama -- Video recordings.

Physicians -- Romania -- Biography -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Physicians -- Poland -- Oświęcim -- Biography -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Concentration camps -- Poland -- Drama -- Video recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Made-for-TV movies -- Video recordings.
Biographical television programs -- Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD videodiscs.

Added Author
Levinson, Lee.
Meredith, Anne.
Sargent, Joseph, 1925-
Lahti, Christine.
Davison, Bruce, 1946-
Cake, Jonathan.
Baker, Jolyon.
Beitchman, Jessica.
Cotton, Oliver, 1944-
Fine, Michelle.
Crenna, Richard, 1927-2003
Bridges, Beau.
Morgan, Donald M.
Brown, Michael.
Bernstein, Charles.
Petrulyte, Daiva.
Perl, Gisella.

Added Corporate Author
Contenders Only (Firm)
Cypress Point (Firm)
Ardent Productions (Firm)
Showtime Networks.
Showtime Entertainment.

LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Santa Clara BranchDigital Video DiscDigital Video Disc(DVD) 791.43 Out (2003)Missing Inventory