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  • Short Summary

    Disturbing footage of a concentration camp - shocking images of the piles of belongings of the dead.

  • Description

    WARNING - disturbing footage - upsetting to view.

    No title. Unedited footage showing concentration camp in Germany during Second World War. Camp not named. Truly shocking and horrific footage showing results of the Holocaust.

    Dead bodies lie on the ground beside a small wooden building in a concentration camp or "death camp". M/S of an elderly woman and young child who look emaciated and weak. They stand amongst dead bodies. M/S of bodies lying on the ground. Woman and child walk past the camera.

    M/S of a narrow pit containing piles of dead bodies. A group of survivors and Russian soldiers in overcoats walk towards the pit and look into it. C/U of semi-naked bodies in the pit. Very disturbing images.

    A woman in a headscarf speaks to group of soldiers who take notes. She is presumably telling them about the deaths. C/U of dead bodies. C/U of human hair, some is plaited. M/S of three men in a warehouse building. There are sacks stacked up and when two are sliced open it is revealed that they are full of human hair.

    Horrific shot of sets of human teeth. Panning shot reveals many, many sets of teeth laid out on the ground. Camera continues to pan across revealing a pile of metal tools. A close up reveals them to be pliers - implication being that they were used to remove teeth. C/U of a tangled pile of spectacles. L/S reveals hundreds of pairs of spectacles in a pile. C/U of pile of clothes. L/S of huge pile of clothes. L/S reveals the clothes to be spilling out of brick building - presumably full of the clothes. Continued.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2837.02
    Media URN:
    82653
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1945
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:11:00 / 01:09:00:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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