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Syndrome K (Available Feb. 15-16 / Limited-Time Screening)

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In 1943, the Nazis deported more than 1,000 Italian Jews from occupied Rome to Auschwitz. To save more Roman Jews from death, doctors at the Fatebenefratelli Hospital invented Syndrome K, described as a deadly and highly contagious disease which “infected” hundreds of patients there. Fearing illness, the Nazis avoided searching the hospital ward for Jews, turning their attention elsewhere. This documentary tells how the doctors used Syndrome K to fool the Nazis and protect Jews within the hospital.

Documentary, History

SPONSORED BY: Judith & Dr. William Friedel and Sandra Silverstein

  • Year
  • Runtime
     80 mins
  • Language
    Italian | English Subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
     San Diego
  • Director
    Stephen Edwards