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

Synopsis: Located near the villages of Bergen and Belsen Germany the Belsen Nazi Death Camp was built in 1940 and liberated by British troops in April 15 1945 with scenes of woman prisoner and doctor describing the conditions of the female section of the extermination camp, the Belsen Camp Commandant Josef Kramer the Beast of Belsen, gruesome scenes of atrocity victims lying in nearby fields, tattooed arm of a victim, female Nazi concentration guards, bulldozer pushing piles of death camp victims into mass graves with Allied investigators documenting the death camp for future War Crimes trials and historical record of the Holocaust...(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:09:55
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Germany

Belsen Concentration Camp

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Belsen Concentration Camp

Belsen was liberated April 15, 1945 by the British 11th Armored Division. Shows the British Commander of Royal Artillery describing the conditions at the Belsen Concentration Camp.

A woman doctor, a prisoner herself, describes conditions at the female (women) section of camp.

Josef Kramer, Belsen camp Commandant, known as the "Beast of Belsen", is taken into custody by the British. Shows German prison camp guards in custody. Images of survivors inside Belsen. Gruesome scenes of the bodies of prisoners in an open field. CU image of prisoner number tattooed on arm of a nameless victim. German Army Schutzstaffel SS troops are forced to bury the dead in an open trench that served as a mass grave. Shows German women concentration camp guards in uniform dragging bodies and dumping bodies into mass grave. Shows a bulldozer pushing piles of bodies into mass grave. Shows Affidavit that attest to the authenticity of the scenes in this film.