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Belsen Concentration Camp at liberation

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.251.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0046 | Film ID: 7

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    Belsen Concentration Camp at liberation

    Overview

    Description
    Tank moving across field. LS, pan, inmates women standing around moat/reservoir, women fishing out tin buckets for washing; two boys sharing soup, stand huddled together, intent on soup. Low to ground, MLS, several clothed corpses, lots of inmates walk by corpse, possibly a murdered Nazi in civilian clothes (original shot sheet captions do not suggest or confirm this). CU corpse. WS of camp with many inmates. Emaciated man, "practically a skeleton", with a cap crouches, holding a piece of clothing. LS, bodies all over (clothed), survivors at edges in BG; LS, barracks, road outside, views of the camp from a tower. MS, survivors, walk by camera, half curious, grimaces. British soldiers come in on jeep/trucks, inmates stand at edge of road, some wave to soldiers passing by; shot of women and others sitting on a mound, lie on ground, hobble past, boy with a cross painted on the back of his jacket looks over his shoulder at the camera. Crowd with soldiers, nurses, people standing around a water cart with men of 249 Battery, Oxford Yeomanry, 63 Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A., keeping order. Lying on the ground a man drinks from a bowl. LS, barracks, field. LS, mounds of naked corpses. Slow pan, LS, MS, naked bodies (long segment) crumpled skeletons, CU. Brief LS, huge hole dug in ground with dead bodies in it, hole not filled, civilians stand at edge of pit.
    Duration
    00:05:40
    Date
    Event:  1945 April 16
    Locale
    Belsen, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Harold Haywood
    Camera Operator: Martin Wilson

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    15:03:41:00 to 15:09:21:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 7 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 7 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 7 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 7 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 7 Video: U-matic - 3/4 inch - NTSC
      Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 7 Video: U-matic - 3/4 inch - NTSC
      Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 7 Video: U-matic - 3/4 inch - NTSC
      Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 7 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 7 Video: U-matic - 3/4 inch - NTSC

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Imperial War Museums
    Conditions on Use
    For licensing enquiries and requests, contact Imperial War Museums (IWM) at filmcommercial@iwm.org.uk. IWM also offers limited services for non-commercial parties, such as for museums, armed forces, veterans and their immediate family, family history researchers, and students. For such purposes, contact film@iwm.org.uk.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this collection of film segments about the liberation of Belsen from the Imperial War Museum in London in March 1991.
    Copied From
    35mm positive b/w
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 190
    Source Archive Number: A700/302/1
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:11:58
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