The filmmakers explore the unknown story of Johanna Langefeld, chief guard of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Ravensbrück, who escaped from Montelupich prison in Cracow on 23 December 1946, where she awaited trial for Nazi war crimes. Her escape was made possible by Polish survivors of the Ravensbrück concentration camp. For ten years, she hid from the Polish authorities before returning to Germany in 1957. This story was kept secret for many years because its disclosure meant certain punishment for both the German guards and the Polish prisoners.
Film director, journalist cooperating with TVP, HBO, WDR. Author of documentary films, member of Polish archeological missions in Egypt and Sudan.
Film producer, director and scriptwriter. From 1972 to 1997she made around 30 features for children, as well as ZDF-Programme RAPPELKISTE and other series. Since 1985 she makes documentaries.
(5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago)
Wednesday, 11/13/2019 7:00 PM.
2019, 90 min, Poland, Germany
Polish and German with English subtitles
KACPER CZUBAK, FILIP CICHECKI, PAWEŁ DYLLUS, KACPER FERTACZ, GRZEGORZ HARTFIEL, ROMUALD LEWANDOWSKI, MICHAŁ POPIEL-MACHNICKI, MATEUSZ SKALSKI, MATEUSZ WAJDA, TOMASZ WOŹNICZKA, MICHAŁ ŻUBEREK, MAREK DOMOWICZ, RALF KLINGELHOFER, TILL CASPAR JUON, ULI FISCHER, STEFAN MALSCHOFSKY, MARTIN LANGNER
JAN KACZMARSKI, WŁADYSŁAW JURKOW