War Crimes Commission: Breendonck, Hanover, Arnstadt Concentration Camps
- Event Date
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
"Breendonck" Views of Breendonck camp in Belgium. EXTs of prison used to house Belgian patriots. Blood-stained coffins are exhibited as evidence of brutality Inmates demonstrate the methods used against the prisoners, such as beatings with barbed wire poles, chaining them into a vise, thumb screws. Victims reveal results of beatings and cigarette burns; a woman also reveals scars on her hips.
"Hanover Concentration Camp" General views of the camp where only 200 remained of 10,000 Poles. INTs of the camp, few remaining inmates mill about. VS, Red Cross clubmobiles enter, issue hot soup, cigarettes, and clothing. CUs, painful faces of survivors of Nazi brutality; men eating. U.S. soldiers. MCUs, inmate lying in bunk weeps; two are bunked together in order to keep warm. Removal of the inmates having died after the U.S. Army occupation. CU, corpse. The dead are carried out and buried. Inmates relate horrors. U.S. soldier documents survivors with photo camera.
"Arnstadt Concentration Camp" EXTs of camp housing Poles and Russian prisoners. Narrator states that most captives were removed prior to the occupation by Allied troops; those unable to be removed were shot to death. MSs, dog kennels which housed the watchdogs used to guard the campsite. VS, exhumation of corpses by German civilians of the area. CUs, corpses. U.S. troops review the bodies laid out on the ground.
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