Imperial War Museums
Four SS men drag two corpses by the legs, pass another pair of men with a corpse, British gentry stands at frame right with bayonet. Pit of corpses, MCU of two SS men standing with the dead in the grave, shifting the bodies and preparing for burial. MS across mass grave in process of being deepened by Hungarian troops with shovels, British officer in foreground watching. MCU of Martin Wilson talking with Czech Jewish woman (interpreter) who is a former prisoner. MCU as Red Cross load stretcher cases into back of ambulance, sending to delouse and cleanse. Men wearing full decontamination suits. German medics in white smocks remove stretchers from ambulance. MCU as British troops remove stretcher from ambulance and German medics wait in background by hospital entrance, door in background reads "Eintritt verboten." Red Cross trucks.
For some duplicate (although poorer quality) footage, see Story 2650, Film ID 165.
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. William Lawrie
Imperial War Museum, A700/307/4
35mm positive b/w
1"; 3/4"; Betacam SP (PAL & NTSC); VHS
15:52:25 - 15:54:41