The Case of Johanna Langefeld

Η υπόθεση της Τζοάνα Λάνγκφελντ

The unknown story of Johanna Langefeld, chief SS-guard of Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Ravensbrück, who escaped in 1946 from prison in Cracow, where she waited for trial.

Her escape was organized by her former victims - Polish prisoners of the Ravensbrück concentration camp. 

Why did Polish survivors of Ravensbrück helped an SS-woman avoid death sentence?

The filmmakers explore circumstances of this escape, to find out who Johanna Langefeld was and why Polish woman decided to give her freedom.

This Polish-German investigation leads to surprising discoveries about the heroes of the story as well as the historical circumstances. 

Best Foreign Documentary Award @ 7th AegeanDocs International Film Festival 2019
Best International Documentary @ RIFFA Regina Film Festival & Awards 2019
Award of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage @ 25th Documentary Film Festival NURT
PFFA Golden Teeth of Camera for the Most Interesting Documentary Film @ 31st Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago 2019

Director: Władysław Jurków, Gerburg Rohde-Dahl

Writer: Władysław Jurków, Gerburg Rohde-Dahl

Runtime: 90´

Country of Origin: Poland

Year: 2019

Screenings:  Kalamata 17/1 (16:30)

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