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Title:CHILDREN AND GRAVE-DIGGERS IN BELSEN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 305-3
Summary: Unedited footage showing some of the children - mainly orphans - the British found in Belsen on entering the camp and Hungarian soldiers pressed into service as grave-diggers.
Description: START 10:21:28 A group of up to twenty children, aged between four and twelve years, pose for the camera in a hospital barracks inside Belsen Camp No. 1 along with several women who are their nurses. One of the nurses is carrying a toddler in her arms. A group of happy-looking children walk towards the camera on the other side of a barbed wire fence with Luba Tryszynska, a Polish woman known as the 'Angel of Belsen'. A sideways shot of the children smiling at the camera behind the wire.
10:24:17 In Belsen Camp No. 1, Hungarian soldiers under the supervision of two of their officer or NCOs use spades to dig another mass grave in the compound at its western end; the tents in the 'Zeltlager' (Tent Camp) are visible in the background. Providing mechanical assistance is the small bulldozer used to bury the corpses found in this part of the camp when British troops entered the camp on 15th April 1945.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Lawrie, William Fairlie1919-07-01Family origin: Glasgow, Scotland (Production individual)
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Keywords: British Army 1939-1945 (theme)
Nazi Europe (theme)