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Belsen Concentration Camp: burial and Red Cross

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.251.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0055 | Film ID: 8

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    Belsen Concentration Camp: burial and Red Cross

    Overview

    Description
    Four SS men drag two corpses by the legs, pass another pair of men with a corpse, British gentry stands at frame right with bayonet. Pit of corpses, MCU of two SS men standing with the dead in the grave, shifting the bodies and preparing for burial. MS across mass grave in process of being deepened by Hungarian troops with shovels, British officer in foreground watching. MCU of Martin Wilson talking with Czech Jewish woman (interpreter) who is a former prisoner. MCU as Red Cross load stretcher cases into back of ambulance, sending to delouse and cleanse. Men wearing full decontamination suits. German medics in white smocks remove stretchers from ambulance. MCU as British troops remove stretcher from ambulance and German medics wait in background by hospital entrance, door in background reads "Eintritt verboten." Red Cross trucks.
    Duration
    00:02:16
    Date
    Event:  1945 April 22
    Locale
    Belsen, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: William Lawrie

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    15:52:25:00 to 15:54:41:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 8 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 9 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 8 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 9 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 8 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 9 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 8 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 9 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 9 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 8 Video: U-matic - 3/4 inch - NTSC
      Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 9 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 8 Video: U-matic - 3/4 inch - NTSC
      Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 9 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 8 Video: U-matic - 3/4 inch - NTSC
      Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 9 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Preservation 8 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 8 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.
    Note
    For some duplicate (although poorer quality) footage, see Story 2650, Film ID 165.
    Copied From
    35mm positive b/w
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2537
    Source Archive Number: A700/307/4
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:12:12
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