Belsen at liberation; Kramer; women jeer at SS
- Event Date
- 1945 April 16
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
CU of commandeered German truck driving burial detail to the mass graves outside Belsen, loaded with British soldiers and SS men in the back of the truck with corpses. Corpses on ground in BG. Naked female corpses dropped into grave, carried by two SS guards in uniform. Exuberant, clapping female survivors in crowd cheer and follow truck of British soldiers. CU of various women expressing pain and fury at SS; one holds her hands in prayer. Back to happy reactions of women towards British. VAR CUs of camp commandant Josef Kramer, under guard, with scarred face and untroubled look, speaks. 17:03:15 Canadian military soldier with a cap, Jack Marcovitch, on Kramer's left side. Kramer being marched out of building to jeep under armed guards. 17:04:22 SS Aufseherinnen: SS women overseers on truck with corpses, Herta Bothe on left. Female ex-prisoners watch truck pass. Aufseherinnen dragging naked female corpse to pit. CUs of bodies in grave. MS, bottom of pit covered with limbs. Various shots as bulldozer begins to fill in pit with dirt, survivors look on.
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