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Dachau Concentration Camp

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keywords: wwii, european theater, german concentration camp, nazi death camp, dachau concentration camp, dead bodies, mass graves

Synopsis: Unedited color footage of the WWII Dachau Concentration Camp for political prisoners of Nazi Germany after its liberation with German civilians co-opted to load piles of bodies on wagons for burial in a mass grave...(read more)

  • Date: 1940's
  • Duration: 00:31:53
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

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Dachau Concentration Camp

Unedited footage and General coverage of the German prisoner of war, pow, concentration camp near Dachau, Germany. This was the first concentration camp opened in Germany, opening in 1933, and was the first concentration camp officially opened for political prisoners. Shows the prisoners that are still alive and prisoner liberation ceremonies. American soldiers posing around a German FW-190 fighter plane.

Flashback to pile of dead bodies near railroad cars. Traveling shot shows the prisoners holding flags of their countries at liberation ceremony. Shows close-up and detailed images of civilian and military persons in charge of Dachau. More general scenes of prisoners inside camp at liberation. Electric fence at Dachau concentration camp with close-up of electric wire attached to fence. Shows bodies of dead prisoners being loaded on cart and cart pulled along street. Prisoners as they smile for the photographer, close-up of 13-14 year old prisoners.

Crowd of prisoners carrying banners and flags of their countries, crowd attending the ceremony, the various VIPs, Military and civilians standing at attention, flags of America, Great Britain, France, and Russia prominent in all scenes. Oil burner lit in honor of the dead. Inside the prison German civilians load the piles of dead bodies onto wagons to haul them away. Close-up of clothing taken from the prisoners' bodies. Group of wagons as they pass by camera loaded with bodies of the dead.