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Burial at Belsen on the 9th day after liberation

Film | Accession Number: 1991.251.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0059 | Film ID: 8

SS men unload bodies from truck onto the shoulders of others who carry them to grave. Civilians and local officials watching. CU, bodies. Camera follows man with extremely emaciated female corpse slung over his shoulders. Dr. Klein picks up decaying body off of truck and expresses disgust. Full truck of corpses, one by one carried to ditch. Cameraman, Sgt. Lewis of the Army Film and Photo section, visible. Exhausted SS men continue carrying bodies one by one to ditch. CUs of emaciated bodies slung over shoulders of SS detail, camera follows men carrying bodies and focuses on various body parts of the dead.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:02:05
Event Date
1945 April 23
Locale
Belsen, Germany
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:28:44
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