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Nuremberg Trial Film - Nazi Concentration Camps, Pt 7

WARNING:  THIS CLIP IS PART 7 FROM A DOCUMENTARY INTRODUCED DURING THE NUREMBERG WAR-CRIMES TRIAL IN 1945.  IT IS A COMPILATION OF FILM FOOTAGE TAKEN BY THE U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS AS ALLIED SOLDIERS LIBERATED NAZI DEATH CAMPS. 

THIS SEGMENT TAKES THE VIEWER INSIDE THE DACHAU GAS CHAMBERS AND THE BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP (WHERE ANNE FRANK DIED).  IT IS PARTICULARLY UPSETTING AND ABSOLUTELY NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.   

NOTE THAT THIS EVIDENCE OF NAZI ATROCITIES, WHICH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, IS GRUESOME AND GRAPHIC.  IT DEPICTS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.  USE EXTREME CAUTION .  THE DOCUMENTARY - ENTITLED "NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS" - HAS BEEN DIGITIZED BY THE U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES


This clip takes us into the court room of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial on the 29th of November, 1945.  Thomas Dodd, one of the U.S. prosecutors, has introduced a compilation of film evidence referred to as "Nazi Concentration Camps."

The one-hour film is unbelievably gruesome and extremely upsetting. Maintained today by the U.S. National Archives, it has been digitized and placed online by the Archives.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provides background on the film, and how it was made:

U.S. prosecutor Thomas Dodd introduces the film compilation "Nazi Concentration Camps." . . . The footage, filmed as Allied troops liberated the concentration camps, was presented in the courtroom on November 29, 1945, and entered as evidence in the trial.


Media Credits

Clip from "Nazi Concentration Camps," a documentary created for the Nuremberg war-crimes trial and introduced as evidence on November 29, 1945. 

Clip online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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