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On-Site Film Screening: “999: The Forgotten Girls of the Holocaust”

June 23, 2024 | 2:00pm CDT

9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Join JCC Jewish Film Festival Chicago for a screening of 999: The Forgotten Girls of the Holocaust. This documentary film shares the untold story of 999 unmarried young Jewish women, initially registered for government service in a purported shoe factory, only to be tragically sent to 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 other Survivors reveal the truth of an almost completely ignored piece of women’s history: the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz.

Heather Dune Macadam, director and author of the international bestsellers 999-The Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz and Rena’s Promise: Two Sisters in Auschwitz, has spent the past 11 years interviewing Survivors all over the world — only five of whom are still alive today. Digging through family and government archives, she unearthed ground-breaking research, revealing this never-before-told story. Told from a uniquely female perspective, this sorority of survival asks the poignant question: why were girls targeted first?

  • English, German, Hebrew, Slovak with English subtitles
  • Documentary
  • 88 minutes

Reservations required. Please call 847.763.3507 for more information.

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