Verzaubert (lost documentary film; 1993)

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The Film Poster for Verzaubert

Status: Lost

Verzaubert (aka Enchanted in English) is a lost 1993 documentary telling the stories of gay and lesbian survivors of Nazism and the Holocaust. A German film site describes that the survivors "tell of their first secret romances, subpoenas by the moral police and the Gestapo, camouflage, pink corners, persecution and annihilation, subculture and their everyday life."[1] The site goes on to describe specific sequences from the film, "For example, Edith, who ran a coffee and jam business for 38 years with her friend. Or Rudolf, who had his happiest time when he was allowed to play female roles at the front theater in the Second World War. The interviews do not attempt to replicate a previously "forgotten" chapter of historiography, but rather letting gays and lesbians speak for themselves with their very different life experiences and stories." (both quotations translated from German)

The film is known to have a runtime of 83 minutes and was a project put together by nine different German directors.

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