• Short Summary

    Interviews with SS guards, Jewish women and British soldiers at Belsen - natural sound.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Belsen concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen, Germany.

    Sound interviews with inmates, British soldiers and German guards at Belsen concentration camp.

    M/S and C/U Doctor Fritz Klein, S.S. camp doctor, speaking in German (natural sound): he gives name, occupation, home town and states how long he has been at camp. Behind him is large mass grave, other S.S. guards drop emaciated bodies into pit. M/S Hella Goldstein, Jewish woman and camp inmate, speaks to camera in German of horrendous conditions.

    M/S Lieutenant Colonel W.H. Mather, British officer in charge of Royal Artillery unit guarding camp. He speaks to camera (natural sound): he explains his men are supervising 50 camp guards bury the dead, so far they have buried 17000 bodies, more are to follow.

    M/S Gunner Jim Illingworth of Altringham, Cheshire giving his views (natural sound): he gives date as 24th April, 1945. He says the horrors of the camp has given him more insight into what he is fighting for. M/S Dr. Major P.J. Fox of Royal Artillery Medical Corps the camp speaking about bad health of inmates. M/S & C/U Ada Bimko, Polish Jew, speaking in German of the terrible camp conditions. Behind her stands group of Jewish women, all look sickly and thin.

    Various shots of man refuelling aircraft. Various shots Gloster Meteor jet planes taking off and landing. L/S group of men standing around Gloster, behind them is aircraft hangar.

    Note: last section appears to belong to different item?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2054.12
    Media URN:
    62682
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:35:00 / 02:01:23:00
    Canister:
    UN 1280 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    There's a fairly lengthy shots list here, but only the first 14 seconds of footage is shown, at which point the clip abruptly ends.

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