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Title:ATROCITIES FOUND IN GERMAN CAMPS [Main Title]
Film Number:COI 3
Other titles:CAMERA REPORT ON ATROCITIES FOUND IN GERMAN CAMPS [Alternative Title]
Summary: Film indicating the horrors discovered by the advancing Allies at thirteen concentration and prison camps.
Description: Ohrdruf: Eisenhower visits camp; punishment beating technique demonstrated; local civilians forced to view corpses. Ziegenheim: Russian and Polish inmates; one day's bread-and-gruel ration. Kaunitz: mass graves; prisoner's tattooed number; wounds treated. Holzen: condition of inmates. Schwarzenfeld: German civilians disinter bodies from mass graves for medical examination and "decent" burial. Göttingen: emaciated British POWs who "marched 900 miles from Poland"; two days' food shown. Hadamar: interrogation of clerk, commandant and doctor; exhuming bodies for examination. Arnstadt: tented camp for Russians and Poles; guard-dog's kennel; corpses of inmates. Belsen: starving inmates; SS guards (men and women) and Commandant Kramer under guard. Gardelegen: the barn burned by the SS to kill 150 people held inside as Allies closed in; the sole survivor. Leipzig: another fire massacre; corpses on ground, in wire. Nordhausen: living prisoners share bunks with corpses of dead fellow-inmates; survivors are carried to ambulances, civilians carry out dead. Buchenwald: survivors and dead; crematoria; visit of US Congress delegation. Map of Germany shows camp locations.
Production Country: United States of America
Production Details: Office of War Information, Overseas Branch (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Eisenhower, Dwight David (person)
Kramer, Josef (person)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1775 ft; Running time: 20 mins
Notes: Access: film originally marked "restricted". However, the same visual material, accompanied by a German soundtrack of (even) more explicit anti-Nazism, was shown in occupied Germany as issue no. 5 of the AMG newsreel WELT IM FILM (held as WIF 5), so the restriction presumably lapsed.