The actor, Warwick Davis, presents the story of the Owicz family and their ordeal during WWII. From a successful musical act to being tortuously experimented on by Dr. Josef Mengele in a concentration camp. This story might have been lost to history if it weren’t for the family’s diminutive size, which made them both a novelty as well as an inspiration.
Part of the Perspectives documentary series, it is also known as Warwick Davis: The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz.
They were a family of seven Jewish dwarfs living under Nazi rule. What happened when they were discovered reaches beyond the imaginings of even the darkest fairy tale. Join actor Warwick Davis as he tells the story of the Ovitz family, a troupe of seven performers who became prisoners and, eventually, guinea pigs to the Nazi’s “Angel of Death” Dr. Josef Mengele. Warwick’s expedition takes us to Eastern Europe and explores their remarkable, inspirational story of human endurance.
Production & Filming Details
- Presenter(s): Warwick Davis.
- Director(s): Ursula Macfarlane.
- Producer(s): Allen Jewhurst and Ursula Macafarlane.
- Release Date: 24 March 2013 (UK).
- Running Time: 47 minutes.
- Rating: TV-PG.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.