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Showtime Examines Shoah Diva Doctor


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/showtime_examines_shoah_diva_doctor_20030411

In Showtime's "Out of the Ashes," a Holocaust survivor steps off a boat at New York Harbor, imperiously hands her battered suitcase to her American niece and embarks on a shoe shopping spree. The TV movie is the story of Dr. Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), the Hungarian gynecologist who saved 1,000 women by performing secret abortions in Auschwitz. "She was also a bit of a diva," Lahti said.

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