999: The Forgotten Girls

Wednesday, May 8 / 7pm

The Oaks Theater

310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont, PA 15139


This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Heather Dune Macadam.

Award-winning author of the international bestseller “999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Transport to Auschwitz,” Heather Dune Macadam directs this riveting documentary based on her critically acclaimed book. The first prisoners to arrive at Auschwitz were 999 unmarried, teenage Jewish girls sent by the Slovak government to meet the demands of the Nazis to provide a slave labor force. Macadam’s documentary reveals the important untold story of their unbreakable bonds and introduces a piece of Holocaust and women’s history that should never be forgotten.  

Official Selection: Hamptons Documentary Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival

Winner: Audience Award – Miami Jewish Film Festival  

"Macadam’s achievement is a needed tribute to these young female victims and the survivors who have kept their memories alive." — Nora Lee Mandel, Maven’s Nest  

Supported in part by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh