Imperial War Museums
SS men unload bodies from truck onto the shoulders of others who carry them to grave. Civilians and local officials watching. CU, bodies. Camera follows man with extremely emaciated female corpse slung over his shoulders. Dr. Klein picks up decaying body off of truck and expresses disgust. Full truck of corpses, one by one carried to ditch. Cameraman, Sgt. Lewis of the Army Film and Photo section, visible. Exhausted SS men continue carrying bodies one by one to ditch. CUs of emaciated bodies slung over shoulders of SS detail, camera follows men carrying bodies and focuses on various body parts of the dead.
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.
Sgt. William Lawrie
Imperial War Museum, A700/308/2
35mm positive b/w
1"; 3/4"; Betacam SP (PAL & NTSC); VHS
16:02:21 - 16:04:26