The Nazi Midwife with Gina Roitman

Gina Roitman's documentary is 'My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me'. (Jane Hawtin)

Gina Roitman's documentary is 'My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me'. (Jane Hawtin)

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Gina Roitman was born close to a displaced persons camp after the second world war. Years later, she learned the truth and horrors about a woman she calls the Nazi Midwife. We talk with Gina Roitman about her chilling documentary.


Gina Roitman's mother made dark hints about the terrors surrounding her birth in a Displaced Persons camp following the Second World War. But it was only when she actually travelled to Germany decades later that she learned exactly what lethal danger she avoided.

It's a story of horror that continued even after the war ended. Roitman made a documentary about her trip and the woman she calls the Nazi midwife. Gina Roitman spoke with Anna Maria Tremonti last May.