Very distressing footage of Buchenwald Concentration Camp victims in Germany.
Unissued / Unused material.
Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany.
Various shots German civilians queuing in town. M/S as they march along towards camp with spades. M/S and C/U dead body being carried over and laid down next to others. Various shots people walking along with spades under armed American army guard. M/S entering camp, various shots as emaciated survivors look curiously at camera. M/S body on ground, a blanket is lifted up to show skeletal frame with ribcage protruding and number written on stomach. M/S two dead inmates on ground. C/U man drinking from cup. M/S survivors sat around can with smoke coming out. M/S group of children looking at camera, others crowd around and look curiously at camera. M/S men carrying out barrels of liquid ? Various shots people marching along. Various shots of the inmates. Survivors stand around dead bodies and take their hats off. M/S emaciated dead bodies. Interior shots showing massive ovens where bodies were burned. M/S dead body on stretcher type chair.
M/S as oven door is opened to show burnt remains of body. Various shots survivor throwing some object at a door. Various shots people running down a street. Various shots dead bodies near barbed wire where they were shot trying to escape. Various shots emaciated and decaying bodies next to barbed wire. M/S man talking, others stand behind him. Various shots bodies strewn around camp. M/S man walking along with American soldier, he climbs over the barbed wire fence demonstrating escape route to him (?). Various shots of decaying bodies lifted off stretcher and put on ground. C/U decaying face.
C/U survivors. M/S bodies below in pit. M/S digging mass grave. Various shots as bodies are carried out from pit. Various shots of survivors in the camp. Various shots as American military personnel and officials tour the camp. M/S picking up human bones from a big pile. M/S of the big ovens. Various shots of dead bodies piled up on a trailer. Officials stand and look at them. M/S military people walking out of shed. Various shots of them looking at the bodies. Various shots of the officials looking round the camp. American military vehicles drive through gates. Various shots of people walking around. M/S people sat around fire. M/S men stood looking at bodies. M/S couple of officials in car. M/S ill emaciated people in hospital, officials talk to them.
Cataloguer's note: this is very disturbing and moving material.