Stalags (film)

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Stalags Poster.jpg
Film Poster
Directed byAri Libsker
Produced byBarak Heymann
Ari Libsker
Written byAri Libsker
Edited byMorris Ben-Mayor
Distributed byFilm Forum
Release date
  • April 9, 2008 (2008-04-09)
Running time
63 minutes

Stalags (Hebrew: סטאלגים, Stalagim‬, also known in English as Stalags: Holocaust and Pornography in Israel[1]) is a 2008 documentary film produced by Barak Heymann and directed by Ari Libsker. The film examines the history of Stalags, pornography books that featured sexy female Nazi officers sexually abusing camp prisoners. The pocket books broke sales records and sold hundreds of thousands of copies in Israel in the 1960s during the trial of Adolf Eichmann. After the authors of the books were accused of distributing anti-Semitic pornography, the popularity of the books declined. The documentary opened in limited release on April 9, 2008.

Critical reception[edit]

The documentary received mixed reviews from critics. As of May 5, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 50% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 12 reviews.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 53 out of 100, based on 5 reviews.[3]


  1. ^ "Documentary looks at Nazi porn in Israel". United Press International. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  2. ^ "Stalags Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  3. ^ "Stalags (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-05-05.

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