Syndrome K is the true story about a highly contagious, highly fictitious disease created by three Roman Catholic doctors during the holocaust to hide Jews in a Vatican-affiliated hospital.
|Martin Blanken||饰||Nazi Commandant|
|Alexander Bozicevich||饰||Nazi Soldier|
|出品公司||Insanely Practical Productions|
|其他||Orchestra di Roma music|
|Heartland Film Festival special thanks|
|United States Holocaust Memorial Museum special thanks|
|City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra music|
|Sinfonia of London music|
|Smart Post West sound post-production|
|Shoah Visual History Foundation special thanks|
- Fatebenefratelli Hospital is still thriving in Rome and even has a memorial plaque describing the heroics of the doctors. During the war, the hospital operated a clandestine radio, approved by Dr. Ossicini, that sent critical information on Nazi troop movements to the Allies in Brindisi.
- Syndrome K was named after 2 occupying Nazi officers in Rome - SS Commander Herbert Kappler (1907-1978) and Field Marshall Albert Kesselring (1885-1960) to poke fun at the oppressors, per Dr. Ossicini and Dr. Borromeo. They picked the letter "K" as the name of this fake disease - even though it didn't exist in any medical journals or textbooks. Both Kappler and Kesselring were tried after the war for atrocities but never sentenced to death.
- 3 doctors, Adriano Ossicini (1920-2019), Pietro Borromeo (1898-1961), and Vittorio Sacerdoti (1915-1999) are credited with inventing this horrific and highly contagious disease that wasn't even real - called "Syndrome K". Dr. Borromeo's son Giacomo Borromeo was a lawyer by trade but had extensive knowledge of Syndrome K, and is featured in the film. He passed away in 2019.