Dr. Perl secretly preforms over 1,000 abortions in Auschwitz prison camp, helping save these women's lives. If found to be pregnant, they knew their fate and sought the doctors help. Dr. Perl, with the use of only her hand, preformed these abortions vowing to someday right her wrongs by helping bring new lives back into the Jewish faith. She did the best she could with what she had to work with to make live as painless as possible for these women until finally allied forces, freed the women.
Now in 1946, and in America, she has a very hard time convincing immigration she should be awarded American citizenship. Even though she had already passed all the medical exams to award her doctors credentials in America, she had to re-live her terrible ordeal and convince a panel of three men from immigration court, that she was not "collaborated" with the Nazis, just doing what she needed to do to survive.
Director: Joseph Sargent
Producer: Lee Levinson