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Survivors at Majdanek

Film | Accession Number: 2001.355.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3149 | Film ID: 2489
Image

[The title is misleading - there is actually no trial footage in this story.]

VS, CU, malnourished baby in diaper, CU, needle and syringe and hand, person is wearing a white lab coat. CUs of survivors, lying emaciated on the ground and in wooden beds. INT, still of room where bodies were decapitated. MCU, bushel of heads in a wooden fruit basket, resting next to a line of decapitated corpses in a wooden rack. Various CUs of the heads. Montage of familiar camp images: ovens, piles of metal, hair, and shoes.

Translation of Ukrainian narration:
A giant death industry was being created. More than three thousand enterprises were working on its production line. Starting with the smaller ones, where people were killed by a shot in the neck, and up to the great industrial death complexes, where execution was done mechanically, with chemicals and electricity, using the latest of science and technology. ...[abrupt] producing soap from the killed, but they didn't have time to finish it.

Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:00:57
Locale
Majdanek, Poland
Language
Ukrainian
Genre/Form
Documentary.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Central State Film, Photo & Sound Archives
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:59
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