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Two German girls from Burgsteinfurt, who laughed when they came out of the cinema showing a film about the concentration camps, are ordered back in to see the film again.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 45010

Two German girls from Burgsteinfurt, who laughed when they came out of the cinema showing a film about the concentration camps, are ordered back in to see the film again.

Burgsteinfurt was called the "village of hate" in the B.L.A. magazine, "The Soldier," because of its silent but noticeable resentment of the British occupation. The military government began the screening of a documentary on the concentration camps on May 29. When few residents came voluntarily to view the film, the British military authorities ordered all 4,000 townsmen to attend showings. They were assembled and marched to the cinema, led by the Mayor and Captain A. Stirling, the District Assistant Provost Marshal.

Date
1945 May 30
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Arnold Bauer Barach
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Record last modified: 1997-09-22 00:00:00
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