Forced Prostitution in WW2-Film Project #general


Elizabeth Cosslett <lizi@...>
 

I am researching a historical documentary on the issue of forced prostitution in
Occupied Europe during World War 2. It is estimated that 35,000 women were forced
to work in brothels run by the German authorities. These women were >from a variety
of different backgrounds. There has to date been no in-depth documentary on this
subject and it is an important subject which we at Testimony Films in Great
Britain feel should be brought to light.

We are looking to contact anyone with information or experiences of this issue.
Anyone who contacts me will be met with a sensitive and non-confrontational
approach and any information given is purely for research purposes and will be
kept confidential. Any stories that we would want to pursue would only be with the
owner's or individual's prior permission.

Testimony Films is one of Britain’s leading independent producers of social
history programmes. It has established a reputation for consistently delivering
programmes which achieve critical acclaim and which have won major national and
international awards including the Royal Television Society Best Documentary, The
BFI Archive Film Award, The Chicago Film Festival Gold Hugo and the San Francisco
Film Festival.

British based Testimony Films was formed in 1992 by producer, director and writer
Dr. Steve Humphries. Humphries – described by Broadcast as “the king of oral
history” is vice-president of the Oral History Society - the national and
international organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of
people’s memories.


I would greatly appreciate any help that you might be able to offer. If this
is a possibility or if you want to ask any questions about Testimony Films
or the project, please contact me privately either by e-mail/phone/fax.

All the best,
Lizi (Cosslett)
Researcher
Testimony Films
lizi@testimonyfilms.force9.co.uk

T 0117 925 8589
F 0117 925 7668

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