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keywords: wwii, european theater, hannover concentration camp, nazi death camp, german extermination camp, war atrocities, crimes against humanity, holocaust

Synopsis: Located near Hannover Germany the Hannover-Halan Nazi Death Camp housed 10,000 poles in the ten months prior to April 1945 with only 200 surviving the atrocity with scenes of the Red Cross arriving to provide food and clothing, removal and burial of the dead, atrocity survivors relating their stories and photographs of conditions documenting the War Crimes for future trials and the historical record of the Holocaust...(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:02:21
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Germany

Hannover Concentration Camp

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Hannover Concentration Camp

Out of 10,000 Polish men brought to this concentration camp ten months prior to April 1945 only 200 remained. Prisoners that could walk was removed before U.S. troops entered Hannover. The remaining prisoners were left to starve and die. A Red Cross club mobile provides Polish survivors with food and clothing while a sergeant of the US 84th Infantry Division checks list of inmates. Shows the removal and burial of a dead prisoner. CU, image of a Sergeant of the U.S. 84th Infantry Division with a "Railsplitter" shoulder patch on uniform. Survivors relate conditions at camp and photographs are taken as further documentation.