Stalags: Holocaust and Pornography in Israel (2007)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Literary Studies, Social History  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - Israel   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this documentary exploring the popularity of pornographic pocketbooks featuring tales of insatiable female SS soldiers sexually abusing prison camp detainees, filmmaker Ari Libsker highlights how the highly publicized Eichmann trial effected the once-skyrocketing sales of these lurid novelettes. In the aftermath of the trial, the authors responsible for these works were accused of penning anti-Semitic pornography. Now, for the first time on film, viewers are invited to meet the very writers at the center of this swirling controversy while learning how these books eventually became an inexorable part of canonistic Holocaust literature even decades after their publication ceased.

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concentration-camp, Holocaust, Jewish, literature, pornography, trial [courtroom]