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Sky History unveils new documentaries for Holocaust Memorial Day

Escaping the Holocaust: Syndrome K and Cheating Hitler will be shown on the satellite broadcaster

Sky History is set to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with a series of powerful new films. 

Escaping the Holocaust: Syndrome K tells the remarkable story of three courageous Roman Catholic doctors who saved the lives of Jews by convincing Nazi officials that their Jewish patients had a highly infectious and deadly disease, Syndrome K. 

The feigned disease was used by doctors in Italy’s Fatebenefratelli hospital, who convinced their Jewish patients to fake symptoms in front of patrolling Nazi officers, making them able to declare it far too contagious for the soldiers to enter. 

Meanwhile Cheating Hitler follows three Canadian Holocaust survivors as they journey back to home towns, killing sites, archives and hiding places in search of unanswered questions about their past. 

Maxwell wonders what happened to a baby he saved in a forest in 1943. Helen wants to know more about the fate of her brother, while Rose retraces the final steps of her mother after she saved her life.

Escaping The Holocaust airs on Sunday 24 January at 9pm; and Cheating Hitler airs on Sunday 17 January at 9pm on Sky History and Now TV.


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