[back] The Ringworm Affair (1940's-60 Israel)
THE RINGWORM CHILDREN
In the early 1950's, approximately 100,000 immigrant children, primarily from
North Africa, received X-ray radiation treatment for ringworm upon their arrival
in Israel. At the time, the medical establishment thought ringworm a grave
danger to public health. It was later discovered that these treatments caused
of infertility, cancer and death. This tragic affair was hidden from the public eye for decades... until now. Through exhaustive research and testimonies of survivors, this emotional documentary illustrates how stereotyping immigrants can have horrific consequences.
100,000 RADIATIONS - A REVIEW by AZWO Monday, Mar. 05, 2007