Standing Tall at AuschwitzStreaming Video - 2010
During the latter years of the Third Reich, when Jews were being exterminated and physical perfection was still idolized, the Ovitz family was doubly marked for death. This A&E Special tells the survival story of the seven Ovitz siblings, a family of dwarves that had traveled Central Europe in the 1930s and early '40s enchanting crowds with their musical performances. Eventually incarcerated at Auschwitz, they were the subject of numerous eugenics experiments by Josef Mengele, whose protection of them - for his own inhuman uses - actually helped enable them to outlast the war. Recollections of fellow captives at Auschwitz and an interview with the youngest Ovitz, filmed shortly before her death in 2001, help tell the tale.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, 
Copyright Date: ©2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sound, color