The Case of Johanna Langefeld

The Case of Johanna Langefeld

The unknown story of Johanna Langefeld, Chief SS-guard of Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Ravensbrück, who escaped in 1946 from prison in Cracow, where she waited for trial.

Her escape was organized by her former victims – Polish prisoners of the Ravensbrück concentration camp. They not only helped her to avoid death sentence but also hid her for ten years from the Polish authorities and, in 1957, smuggled her back to Germany. The story was kept secret for 70 years. The filmmakers explore circumstances of this escape, to find out who Johanna Langefeld was.

Directors: Wladyslaw Jurkow, Gerburg Rohde-Dahl

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