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A film unfinished a production of Belfilms ; coproduced with Mittle Deutsche Rundfunk, MDR; Südwestfunk, SWR; Yes.docu ; in cooperation with Arte ; a film by Yael Hersonski ; producers, Itay Ken-Tor & Noemi Schory ; written and directed by Yael Hersonski

Publication | Library Call Number: DVD-0414

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more.
Death Mills: "Directed by...Billy Wilder for the U.S. War Department in 1945, [this film] was originally intended for screening in occupied Germany and Austria and featured a German language soundtrack...[T]he first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder." -- Onscreen menu.

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Death mills
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[New York City] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2011]
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