Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center. The footage shows coverage of liberation at Belsen as filmed by the British and covered by newsreel companies. Alternative accession numbers for this collection besides This film was taken by a Soviet military film crew upon liberating Auschwitz in January
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It was January 27, , when the gates were finally opened to about 6, prisoners. Days earlier, the Nazis had forced nearly 30, other prisoners to leave on foot in the midst of a blizzard. It began when she and more than other young Slovak women, many of them teenagers, boarded the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz in It would end for some of them on that forced march.
The Nazi’s Pursuit for a “Humane” Method of Killing
Even a great film like Steven Spielberg's " Schindler's List " works largely because in a universe of horror, the director found a narrative of courage and hope. One Holocaust film after another does the same thing: finds a story that doesn't end with everyone dead, so that we can somehow be reassured that life carries on. But such stories deny the central fact that the overwhelming mass of Holocaust victims disappeared into the maw of evil. I sometimes ask myself what I would do if I were faced with an inescapable death.