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Auschwitz liberated

Film | Accession Number: 1988.184.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0037 | Film ID: 6

Prosecution Exhibit #228-229, The Nazi Concentration Camps, Auschwitz, Poland, 1945. This film was taken by a Soviet military film crew upon liberating Auschwitz in January 1945.
Opening titles. People are shown in camp in winter with snow on the ground. CUs, prisoners behind wire (women and children). LSs, AVs, the camp covered with snow. Map of Auschwitz, plans for the crematorium. INT, old women in rows of bunks. "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate. Barbed wire. INT, gas chamber CUs women in the bunks. CUs albums of photographs (showing different nationalities). VS groups of survivors behind wires, worn faces, dead in the street, men with blankets over their heads. The evacuation of the camp is shown: prisoners are helped and carried out; crowds march out (many wearing striped suits); horses and wagons carry the sick; children are led out by nuns and others, including child survivor Tomy Shacham at 00:13:38 wearing a uniform with extra-long arms and Eva Mozes Kor and her twin sister Miriam leading the group at 00:13:50.

Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:09:23
Event Date
January-February 1945
Locale
Auschwitz, Poland
Language
German
Genre/Form
Documentary.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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