JOHANNA'S SECRET

POLISH TITLE: SEKRET JOHANNY

UPCOMING

The filmmakers explore the unknown story of Johanna Langefeld, chief guard of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Ravensbrück, who escaped from Montelupich prison in Cracow on 23 December 1946, where she awaited trial for Nazi war crimes. Her escape was made possible by Polish survivors of the Ravensbrück concentration camp. For ten years, she hid from the Polish authorities before returning to Germany in 1957. This story was kept secret for many years because its disclosure meant certain punishment for both the German guards and the Polish prisoners.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland, Germany
RUNNING TIME:
60'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Władysław Jurkow, Geburg Rohde-Dahl
SCRIPT:
Władysław Jurkow, Geburg Rohde-Dahl
PRODUCTION:
ARKADIA FILM, Rohde Dahl Filmproduktion

Władysław Jurkow »

Film director, journalist, cooperating with TVP, HBO, WDR. Author of documentary films, member of Polish archeological missions in Egypt and Sudan.

Geburg Rohde-Dahl »

Filmproducer, director and script author. From 1972 to 1997she made around 30 features for children, as well as  ZDF-Programme RAPPELKISTE and other series. Since 1985 she makes documentaries.