War is an unimaginable horror, rife with atrocities that defy human comprehension.

But after war is over and order is restored, does hatred disappear? My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me is a compelling hour-long documentary that unearths a chilling story that time has almost buried – the systematic murder of Jewish babies in an American Zone DP camp years after the war.

Growing up in Montreal, author Gina Roitman could not believe the obsessive story her mother recounted about not trusting the doctors in the DP camp. There were too many dead babies, her mother had claimed, and so had given birth outside the camp. Gina thought her mother was paranoid but that her fear of all things German was justifiable. So she ignored the stories.

Years after her mother's death, a startling encounter with a Nazi whistle blower lures Gina back to Passau, Germany - the place where she was born, the town Hitler once called home. She tracks down the now very old survivor who knows the truth. And he berates Gina for almost waiting too long, then tells her the story of the murderous midwife who killed 52 Jewish babies...or more.

 

MY MOTHER, THE NAZI MIDWIFE AND ME

 
 

While an international whodunit gives the documentary its central plot and historical focal point — who, if anyone, was killing babies at the camp? — it is layered with the story of Roitman’s personal voyage; her evolution gives the film its emotional depth.
— Paul Hunter, Toronto Star, May 10, 2013

The documentary is narrated by Gina Roitman...the story of one woman’s quest to confront the dark past and to move forward. As Roitman puts it, ‘Everybody needs to know their history. Dealing with your past makes your present and future that much stronger.’
— - Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press
 

THE STORY

Years after her mother's death, a startling encounter with a Nazi whistle blower lures Gina back to Passau, Germany - the place where she was born, the town Hitler once called home.

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