ANNOUNCING WORLD PREMIERE!
December 5, 2023
HAMPTONS DOC FESTIVAL
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. Their government had paid the Nazis to take them and work them to death.
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—reveals the truth of this almost completely ignored piece of women's history, the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz. January (2020) the book by the same title was published by Citadel Press in the USA and in 18 countries worldwide. This film will pair with the book to educate and inform a wider public about this historical #MeToo story.
We are in the final stages of post-production and raising funds to finish the film. Your donation is tax-deductible through the Rena's Promise Foundation. Bless You!
Just 17 years old when she was deported to Auschwitz with her sister, Leah, Edith survived 3 years in Auschwitz. Her sister did not.
Today, Edith is 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.