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Syndrome K

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Syndrome K

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This riveting documentary reveals, for the first time, a singular true story we should all know about. In the middle of World War II, during the Nazi occupation of Rome, three courageous Roman Catholic doctors saved the lives of Italian Jews by convincing the Nazis that their Jewish patients were infected with a deadly and highly contagious disease they called Syndrome K—a disease that did not exist. Featuring interviews with survivors and their descendants—including the 98-year-old Dr. Adriano Ossicini—narration by Golden Globe-nominee Ray Liotta, archival footage, and gripping reenactments, Syndrome K presents a chilling depiction of heroism and sacrifice in the face of Nazi horror.

SPONSORED BY AJC

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

SPECIAL EVENTS

Live Virtual Q&A with Dr. Elena Procario-Foley and Rabbi Noam Marans

Wednesday, Oct. 13 2021, 7:05

  • Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Br. John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College
  • Rabbi Noam Marans, Director, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, American Jewish Committee (AJC)  

Tickets: 11 (members), 16 (nonmembers)

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This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2021 series.



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