A Book & DOCUMENTARY BY HEATHER DUNE MACADAM

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WOMEN MAKE
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WINNER

ROY W. DEAN GRANT

 SUMMER

2019

The Extraordinary Young Women of the First 

 

Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz

 

THE FILM

999 reveals the hidden story about 999 unmarried, young Jewish women registered for government service in a supposed shoe factory and ended up in Auschwitz. Their government had paid the Nazis to take them and work them to death.

Who were these young women? Why were they chosen? How did a handful survive over three years in the death camps?

 

94-year-old Edith Grosman—#1970—reveals the truth of this almost completely ignored piece of women's history, the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz.   January (2020) the book by the same title is being published by Citadel Press in the USA and in 13 countries worldwide. This film will pair with the book to educate and inform a wider public about this historical #MeToo story. 

We are in the final stages of post-production and raising funds to finish the film. Your donation is tax deductible through the Rena's Promise Foundation. Bless You!

THE GIRLS

EDITH #1970 

Just 17 years old when she was deported to Auschwitz with her sister, Leah, Edith survived 3 years in Auschwitz. Her sister did not.

 

Today, Edith is one of a few living survivors of the first transport and her story serves as the centerpiece to this film and book. Her resilient spirit and courage in facing this history is a testament to young women and old women alike. 

ETA #1756
was the cousin of three sisters from the first transport who were executed for trying to escape.  
Their arrest, torture and murders are nowhere to be found in the SS records, but prisoners discuss it in their testimonies. Finding Eta and hearing firsthand about her cousins is historically important and another untold story. 
ADELA #UNKOWN
18-year-old Adela Gross was known for her magnificent red hair, which tumbled down her back like a lion’s mane. When Adela disappeared into the jaws of Auschwitz. Seventy years later, her family discovered what had happened to her thanks to the survivor Rena Kornreich, #1716. Adela’s story was first written in Rena’s Promise and is now a pivotal sequence in our film.

The Stories

Collected from survivors, non-survivors, witnesses,

families and image based research, 999 is creates a full narrative of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz.

 
 

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