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NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS 1945 – DVD
Experience the American Journey through our country’s visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.
COMPILATION FILM REPORT: On conditions found in Nazi concentration camps in Germany and Belgium by advancing Allied Armies during World War II. Consists primarily of dead and surviving prisoners and of facilities used to kill and torture. Map of Europe shows locations of various camps. At Leipsig Concentration Camp, piles of dead bodies, and many living Russian, Czechoslovakian, Polish and French prisoners. U.S. Red Cross workers move them to German Air Force hospital where their former captors are forced to care for them. At Ohrdruf Concentration Camp, inspection team composed of Allied military leaders, members of U.S. Congress and townspeople take a tour. Among them are Generals Eisenhower and Patton. Eisenhower speaks with Congressmen. They see bodies heaped on grill at crematorium. U.S. officers arrive at Hadamar Concentration Camp, where Polish, Russian and German political and religious dissidents were murdered. Maj. Herman Boelke of U.S. War Crimes Investigation Team (WCIT) examines survivors. Bodies are exhumed from mass graves for identification and burial. Four-man panel interviews facility director Dr. Waldman and chief nurse Karl Wille.
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