AFTER AUSCHWITZ
2017, 82 min, USA/Poland, Dir: Jon Kean

AFTER AUSCHWITZ is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became Americans but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heartbreaking, but always inspiring.


SWIMMING IN AUSCHWITZ
2007, Bala Cynwyd Productions, 63 min, Dir: Jon Kean

, 2007, , 63 min. Writer-director Jon Kean’s inspiring documentary focuses on six Jewish women, from different countries and different backgrounds, who found themselves deported to the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during WWII. While women were subject to the same physical hardships as men, their testimonies differ from that of most male Holocaust survivors, revealing a strong focus on family, friendship and faith that helped sustain them.


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