Prosecution Exhibit #228-229, The Nazi Concentration Camps, Auschwitz, Poland, 1945.
Opening titles. People are shown in camp in winter with snow on the ground. CUs, prisoners behind wire (women and children). LSs, AVs, the camp covered with snow. Map of Auschwitz, plans for the crematorium. INT, old women in rows of bunks. "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate. Barbed wire. INT, gas chamber CUs women in the bunks. CUs albums of photographs (showing different nationalities). VS groups of survivors behind wires, worn faces, dead in the street, men with blankets over their heads. The evacuation of the camp is shown: prisoners are helped and carried out; crowds march out (many wearing striped suits); horses and wagons carry the sick; children are led out by nuns and others.
Reel 3 of The Nazi Concentration Camps, NARA #238.5. "Filmdokumente" on the German concentration camps, made under Russian auspices with narration in German.
See also Story 26, Tape 5 for duplicate (although shorter) footage. See also Story 2769, Tape 167 for duplicate footage of the entire film -- "Oswiecem" ["Auschwitz"] -- in English. See also Story 536, Tape 213 and Story 3249, Tape 2534.
Biography / History:
1988.184.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the collection from various sources in 1988. Footage was obtained as research for the United States Holocaust Memorial Campaign's promotional video called "A Campaign to Remember" by David Haspel & Associates.
CONCENTRATION CAMPS (LIBERATION)
USHMM (PERMANENT EXHIBITION)
M. Oschurkow; A. Woronzow; N. Bykow; K. Kutub-Sade; A. Powlow
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 111 ADC 8556
35mm b/w print
1"; Betacam SP; VHS
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