Stalags were pocket books whose plots depicted lusty female SS officers sexually abusing camp prisoners. The film tells the story of the creators and fans of this genre for the first time.
Written, Directed & Co-produced by ARI LIBSKER
Producer: BARAK HEYMANN
Cinematography: URI LEVI, DROR LEBENDIGER
Editing: MORRIS BEN-MAYOR
Sound Design: EREZ EINY
With the support of:
The New Foundation for TV & Cinema/Yes Docu
During the 1960s, parallel to the trial held against Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, sales of this pornographic literature broke all records in Israel and hundreds of thousands of copies were sold at kiosks. The popularity of the Stalags only declined after a much-reported trial, in which their authors were accused of distributing anti-Semitic pornography.
This film examines the notorious phenomenon, exposing the creators of this genre for the first time. It posits that the combination of pornography and the Holocaust also appears in canonic Holocaust literature and continues to be a widespread part of the representation of the Holocaust in Israel today.
New York Magazine
The New York Times
The New York Sun
17 November 2016 The Times of Israel: “When Israel banned Nazi-inspired ‘Stalag’ porn” Article (Israel, English)
9 April 2008 The New York Times: “Eyeing Pornography That Uses the Holocaust as Titillation” Film review (USA)
6 September 2007 The New York Times: “Israel’s Unexpected Spinoff From a Holocaust Trial” film review (USA)