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Concentration camps; liberation; atrocities

Film | Accession Number: 1988.184.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0361 | Film ID: 158

Clips of Dachau, Buchenwald, Mauthausen, Ludwigslust, Ohrdruf, Leipzig, and Gardelegen. Sequence from the pre-completed and pre-restored version of "German Concentration Camps Factual Survey," formerly known as “Memory of the Camps,” transmitted by WGBH/PBS FRONTLINE in May 1985 with commentary specially recorded by the actor Trevor Howard. Narrator's voice is not heard throughout.

HAS, Buchenwald. Opening gates at camp; survivors in striped uniforms; men in bunks. British soldiers show survivors (living skeleton men) to camera. CUs, survivors, on litters, corpses, ovens. Clothing set aside for disinfection; snow; rail cars. 06:49:15 Dachau signs. 06:49:34 Buchenwald, bodies, corpses, tattoos, survivors behind barbed wire. 06:50 Ebensee, barbed wire, CUs survivors, chimney. 06:51:29 Black Flag, men put bodies out. 06:51:44 Pan of Mauthausen camp. Man holding living corpse. Pile of corpses. 06:52:20 Oven. 06:52:21 Ludwigslust map. 06:52:30 Ohrdruf camp shot. Bodies lying on ground. Camp; barracks; charred remains of bodies; fire pit. 06:53:29 Leipzig. Open pit; man near bucket (dead); CU charred bodies. 06:54:50 Gardelegen. Map; barracks; charred bodies; dead trying to escape under a house; CU bodies. 06:56:21 Map of Auschwitz. 06:56:32 ends abruptly.

Production:  1945
Dachau, Germany
Buchenwald, Germany
Mauthausen, Austria
Ludwigslust, Germany
Ohrdruf, Germany
Leipzig, Germany
Gardelegen, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
Record last modified: 2021-06-07 11:59:52
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