A Crime That Time Almost Buried

TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - JHL Productions Inc. (JHL) is pleased to announce the Canadian broadcast premiere of "My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me" on the Documentary Channel, May 14 and May 18, 2013 at 8pm (check your local listings).

Co-produced by broadcaster/producer Jane Hawtin and Gina Roitman, My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me unearths a chilling story that time has almost buried - the systematic murder of 52 Jewish babies in a Displaced Persons camp in the American military zone after the end of the Second World War.

Growing up, Montreal writer and poet, Gina Roitman would not believe the disturbing stories her mother recounted about why she had refused to give birth in the Pocking-Waldstadt DP camp near Passau, Germany. "To me, these stories were just another expression of my mother's endless paranoia about all things German. Discovering how blind I was to the truth changed me profoundly and set me on a path I have been avoiding all my life," says Gina.

As detailed in My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me, years after her mother's death, a startling encounter with a Nazi whistle-blower lures Gina back to Passau; to the place where she was born and the town that Hitler once called home. After meeting with young German students who decry the Nazi stereotypes they must endure, Gina finally tracks down the very old survivor who knows the truth behind her mother's horrible tales.  He berates Gina for almost waiting too long and then tells her the story of babies killed by a Nazi midwife after the war.

"We believe this film is not only a piece of history that needed to be recorded but an affirmation that to move forward, reconciliation is vital," says producer Jane Hawtin.

JHL has just partnered with Quadra Film Coalition of Paris, France for the international broadcast distribution rights to My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me.

SOURCE: Amberlight Productions

For further information:


Chris Allicock, chris@amberlight.ca 416-694-3131 ex-221 and info at http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Mother-the-Nazi-Midwife-and-Me/497591100290986

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