Dr Eduard Wirths, SS-arts in Auschwitz

Rolf Orthel Short documentary - 1975 - 56 min.

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In Auschwitz, Eduard Wirths was involved in medical experiments and selections. Based on interviews with survivors and people from his immediate environment, the documentary tries to answer the question how a doctor could commit these atrocities. Wirths’ father, wife and children talk about their memories of him and the camp and about Wirths’ eventual suicide. Fellow-villagers and a friend know his reputation and former colleagues explain the circumstances in which Wirths carried out these experiments.


Director(s) Rolf Orthel
Producer(s) Rolf Orthel
Production Company Rolf Orthel Filmproductie
Director of Photography
Jacqueline Frankenhuis
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