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War Crimes Commission: Buchenwald and Dachau Concentration Camps

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0840 | Film ID: 827

"Buchenwald Concentration Camp" General views of the camp at Buchenwald. Red EXT of camp. HSs of the area. "Jedem Das Sein" gate closes. Red Cross trucks from Switzerland enter the camp grounds. Male survivors leave the camp. Among the survivors are 1000 boys under 14. Evidence of crimes: CUs of dead with numbers tattooed on stomachs; emaciated survivors; stacks of bodies outside and inside the crematorium; the experimental building where various toxins were tried; truckloads of the dead; CU weapon of torture; INT, crematorium ovens showing skeletons inside and piles of bone ash. 1200 German civilians from Weimar march to the camp, many smiling. HSs, civilians entering camp. Cut to, German civilians viewing display of parchments of human skin, lampshade made from human skin stretched and etched upon, and two shrunken heads; all trophies of the Nazis. Reactions of the civilians are shown in CU; women faint and are carried out. Survivors seen in BG. There is also a forced inspection of the living quarters, showing diseased men.

"Dachau Concentration Camp" Aerial views of Dachau where 30,000 were imprisoned. Gate to camp with swastika. CUs of inmates, emaciated survivors, faces. Trains filled with prisoners who were dead on arrival, CUs. Survivors with blankets on a wagon awaiting exit from camp. Pile of bodies buried by surviving inmates. Masses of bodies inside building discovered by the liberators. CUs of the dead. Local townspeople are brought in to view the camp. Women weep after seeing piles of dead. LS, clothing of the prisoners hung outside building in which prisoners were gassed. INTs of shower baths showing CUs of gas vents, dummy shower heads, engineers' room, intake and outtake valves, hand valve used to regulate gas pressure, can of Zyklon B, and crematories. INTs of crematories, ashes. Shots of naked survivors showing the effects of Nazi brutality.

Event:  1945
Production:  1945
Buchenwald, Germany
Dachau, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:43
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