"Nazi Concentration Camps"
August 1945
A film built on footage gathered by the US Department of Defense

The film "Nazi Concentration Camps" is comprised of compilation footage of Nazi concentration camps in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The footage was gathered by the US Department of Defense as part of the effort to conduct war crimes trials. It can be found on the Internet Archive website, URL below.

This film includes footage from such camps in Germany as Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Leipzig, Penig (subcamp of Buchenwald), Ohrdruf (subcamp of Buchenwald), Ahlen, Arnstadt, Nordhausen; Breendonck (Belgium) and Mauthausen (Austria). Also included are scenes from Hadamar, the psychiatric hospital in Germany that was used by the Nazis to perform mass sterilizations and mass murder of 'undesirable' members of Nazi society, specifically the physically and mentally handicapped.

**This film contains extremely graphic scenes of human suffering, please exercise caution when viewing.**

The URL for this film is
http://www.archive.org/details/nazi_concentration_camps. This version of the film is in 512KbMPEG4 format. If for some reason the video does not play, use the aforementioned link which will take you to a web page where links are provided to the film, either MPEG2 or Ogg Video format.

The film is comprised of six short reels, approximately 59 minutes in total length and is at minimum 246 MB (MPEG4 version) in size, so it may take some time to download.

In lieu of downloading the video, you may view a PowerPoint slide show the Museum has created. The audio narration of this film has been divided up by the Museum into a series of fifteen sound clips, each of which as been attached to a thumbnail photo that represents the specific clip . The average clip has a duration of two minutes. To begin the slide show, just click here and follow the instructions.

In case you cannot view the slide show because you haven't the ability to view the PowerPoint presentation, simply click here and freely download the PowerPoint Viewer.





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