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Concentration camps shown as film evidence during the Nuremberg Trials

Film | Accession Number: 2000.621.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2629 | Film ID: 2322

Credits on tape read: "Distributed by National Audiovisual Center, Washington, DC."
Opening Credits from film: "Nazi Concentration Camps", and the following statement, dated August 1945: "This is an official document report compiled from films made by military photographers serving with the Allied Armies as they advanced into Germany. The films were made pursuant to an order issued by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces. Robert H. Jackson, United States (rest of title is not legible on screen)." Concentration camps featured are as follows: Leipzig, Penig, Ohrdruf, Hadamar, Breendonck, Nordhausen, Hannover, Arnstadt, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Dachau, and Belsen.

"Nazi Concentration Camps" was compiled as evidence and shown at the Nuremberg Trials as Prosecution Exhibit #230. The film was produced for the U.S. Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality in 1945. It was directed by Navy Cmdrs. James B. Donovan and E. Ray Kellogg. George C. Stevens was responsible for directing the photography and filming of the concentration camps as liberated by Allied forces. The film has also been called "Concentration Camps in Germany, 1939-1945".

Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:59:17
Event Date
1945
Locale
Dachau, Germany
Penig, Germany
Belsen, Germany
Mauthausen, Austria
Breendonck, Belgium
Hadamar, Germany
Ohrdruf, Germany
Buchenwald, Germany
Arnstadt, Germany
Leipzig, Germany
Nordhausen, Germany
Hannover, Germany
Language
English
Genre/Form
Documentary.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University
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