- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 26, 2006
Interned in the death camps, a famous family survived because of their value to Josef Mengele's twisted experiments.
- One of the most remarkable stories of survival to emerge from the Holocaust.
- Trace one family's unique journey from Transylvania to Auschwitz to Israel.
In a regime where Jews were reviled and physical perfection was celebrated, the Ovitzes were prime candidates for death. The largest family of dwarfs in recorded history, the seven Ovitz siblings traveled central Europe in the 1930s and '40s, enchanting enthusiastic crowds with their unique musical performances. Imprisoned at Auschwitz, they were endlessly appealing to Dr. Josef Mengele, who tormented them in the name of genetic research.
STANDING TALL AT AUSCHWITZ reveals how, in inescapable irony, the Nazi doctor of death became the Ovitzes' protector and only hope for survival. Follow the family from their beginnings in Transylvania and incarceration at Auschwitz to their liberation and eventual settling in Israel. Firsthand memories from their neighbors in Transylvania, fellow captives at Auschwitz, and an interview with the youngest Ovitz--taped before her death in 2001--help tell the tale.