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Belsen Concentration Camp: burial and Red Cross

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

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.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:02:16
Event Date
1945 April 22
Locale
Belsen, Germany
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:05
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