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Recounts the incredible story of three courageous doctors working in a hospital in Rome during World War II. Fatebenefratelli Hospital, directly across the the Tiber River from Rome's Jewish ghetto became a refuge for Jews. The hospital's doctors invented a highly contagious and deadly disease they called Syndrome K. Isolated entire Jewish families in the Syndrome K ward, they kept the Nazi SS, who were afraid to enter. The Syndrome K ruse saved countless Jews in Rome until June 4, 1944 when U.S. forces led by General Mark Clark liberated Rome. Syndrome K the documentary tells the astonishing story of Catholic priests and ordinary people exhibiting extraordinary bravery to thwart evil and save Roman Jewish lives during the World War II Nazi occupation of Rome.

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Release Date:

Oct 01, 2022


United States



Production Companies:

Insanely Practical Productions

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