Imperial War Museums
IWM Caption Sheet
Street sign surrounded by lilacs: "Belsen: Kreis Celle Reg. Rez. Lueneburg." Bathing internees. Big crowd of survivor women queued up by table, signing forms and receiving new identity cards. Helped by Parisian woman who takes their names and other information. British "squaddies" wave and help women board truck. Waving from back of truck as it drives by. Camera pans from one communal grave to the next, all ten marked by posts: Grave No. 1 Approx. 1,000, 22nd April 1945; Grave No. 2 Approx. 5,000, 23rd April 1945; Grave No. 3 Approx. 5,000, 24th April 1945; Grave No. 4 Approx. 2,000, 27th April 1945; Grave No. 5 Approx. 1,000, 23rd April 1945; Grave No. 6 Approx. 800, 26th April 1945; Grave No. 8 Approx. 1,000, 30 April 1945; Grave No. 7 Approx. 800, ? April 1945. Pan across, cut to flat ground behind simple signs. Grave No. 9 No. Unknown, April 1945. Grave No. 10 No. Unknown, April 1945. Fast pan across deserted southern end of camp, barracks, watchtower. Cut to LS from above, British boarding tractor, that proceeds to bulldoze barbed wire and some striped uniforms, etc. Clothing/tents littered all around ground.
Biography / History:
1991.251.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this collection of film segments about the liberation of Belsen from the Imperial War Museum in London in March 1991.
CONCENTRATION CAMPS (LIBERATION)
Sgt. H. Hewitt
Imperial War Museum, A700/327/3+5
35mm positive b/w
1"; 3/4"; Betacam SP (PAL & NTSC); VHS
17:10:03 - 17:12:53