ANNOUNCING WORLD PREMIERE!
December 5, 2023
HAMPTONS DOC FESTIVAL
999 - The Forgotten Girls
999 reveals the hidden story about 999 unmarried, young Jewish women registered for government service in a supposed shoe factory and ended up in Auschwitz.
Who were these young women? Why were they chosen? How did a handful survive over three years in the death camps?
94-year-old Edith Grosman—#1970—and a few other survivors reveal the truth of this almost completely ignored piece of women's history, the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz. Based on the international best seller 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz (translated into 19 languages) this documentary pairs with the book to educate and inform a wider public about this historic #MeToo story.
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EDITH GROSMAN #1970
Just 17 years old when she was deported to Auschwitz with her sister, Leah. Edith survived 3 years in Auschwitz. Her sister did not.
Edith was one of a few living survivors of the first transport and her story serves as the centerpiece to this film and book. Her resilient spirit and courage in facing this history is a testament to young women and old women alike.
She was married to the Oscar Award winning screenwriter, Ladislav Grosman.