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Concentration camp atrocities

Film | Accession Number: 1995.146.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2597 | Film ID: 1000

"Welt im Film": The Anglo-American newsreel series screened in occupied Germany, 1945-1950.

A harrowing film record of post-liberation scenes at concentration and prison camps, with the message to the defeated Germans: "Dass ist Fascismus, dass ist National Sozialismus." [That is fascism, that is Nazism.] Film of dead and barely surviving prisoners at thirteen camps. Shots include:
Ohrdruf: Eisenhower visiting the camp; demonstrations of torture; German civilians (under compulsion) viewing the atrocities; corpses; crematoria
Ziegenheim: liberated men; a typical day's ration of food
Kaunitz: mass graves; a woman's tattooed arm; wounds
Holzen: men behind barbed wire; emaciated survivors
Schwarzenfeld: mass graves; burial of corpses
Goettingen: maltreatment of POWs; emaciated bodies; food
Hadamar: interrogation/detention of SS guards and camp officials; exhumation/autopsies

NOTE: The original use of this material was entitled "German Concentration Camps Factual Survey" or "Atrocities Found in German Camps" (originally classified "restricted").

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:08:46
Event Date
1945 June 15
Locale
Ohrdruf, Germany
Hadamar, Germany
Language
German
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
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