Memory of the Camps

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Sixty years ago, in the spring of 1945, Allied forces liberating Europe found evidence of atrocities which have tortured the world’s conscience ever since. As the troops entered the German concentration camps, they made a systematic film record of what they saw. Work began in the summer of 1945 on the documentary, but the film was left unfinished.

FRONTLINE found it stored in a vault of London’s Imperial War Museum and, in 1985, broadcast it for the first time using the title the Imperial War Museum gave it, ‘Memory of the Camps.

Memory of the Camps, 7.7 out of 10 based on 28 ratings

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  • Scott

    This was something I have never seen before, it stuned me, it kicked me, and it killed me to see the full impact of what my haritage has done to so many.

  • Dan

    First they came for the Jews
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left
    to speak out for me.

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • David Thompson

    i had tears in my eyes within 5 minutes, i was lucky for the time and place i was born but if you think this kind of henious crime is gone you are not wrong but ill-informed.

  • Johnny

    This was an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece I believe.

    The reason this film was never finished is the same reason the American PWD’s Buchenwald film was never finished, they were propaganda “atrocity” films being created for the purpose of “deNazification’ of the German people.

    Note the picture used as the icon here – it contradicts the official stories of the Holocaust.

    Note young, healthy looking children – they should be corpses since women and children incapable of working were supposedly sent to and ‘gassed upon arrival’ at the “death camps”.

    Dachau is an interesting thing – the ‘fake shower’ where the gas was supposedly piped in to the chamber…until the Allies realized there was no way to actually do that as they had claimed and then it became ‘tins of Zyklon B pellets dropped in’ to the chambers and the Dachau camp faded away from the gas chamber stories.

    Skip to the 34 minute mark to see the part about the gas being pumped in through the ‘fake showers’ – abandoned in 1945 already – probably why this film was abandoned.

    Of course the cut the audio in this version of the part showing the ‘control system’ and describing how it works and it’s silent until you hear about the guard ‘at the controls’ and then images of the pipes…

    Shady editing…

    • Johnny

      Also note that they mention and show in this film how the Allies made the Germans get rid of the bodies by creating mass graves where the bodies are just tossed in haphazardly – take note of those images.

      Many times now I’ve come across official websites and unofficial internet posters passing off photo’s of the mass graves the Allies created to dispose of diseased(not gassed) bodies as being photo’s taken by the Germans of their gas chamber mass-exterminations when they were supposedly ‘digging up’ hundreds of thousands of bodies to cremate them.

      Whether you support the Holocaust stories or not you should be outraged by the faking of evidence like that, if for no other reason than it gives us ‘deniers’ justification to continue ‘denying’ and spreading our “hate”.

      • Anonymous

        The only thing I am outraged by, is your extreme ignorance.  Your blindness has lead you astray.  Very pathetic.

  • Annoyed

    @e6842847d7903fef79486251a3bb9b6e:disqus , Is this all you do all day? Obsess over the Holocaust? You really need to get a life, and stop commenting on the Holocaust videos, no one really cares for your opinion.

    • Johnny

      No it’s not all I do, and if you didn’t care you wouldn’t have bothered responding. You don’t get annoyed by something you don’t care about.

      I didn’t make the Holocaust the single most important event in the past century, I’m sorry that something so important to millions of people on this planet is important to me as well.

      My main ‘obsession’ is in helping gain support for the International Solidarity Movement(and Christian Peacemaker Teams) and saving the Palestinian people, but the Holocaust and Zionism are an integral part of that.

      What you call a (social)’life’ I call pathetic ignorance to the world around you, a waste of a life.

      You have fun with your “life”, I prefer to do something worthwhile with mine.

      Of course I doubt helping the Palestinian people is worthwhile to you as in your “life” all that matters is having a “life” that other people think is cool, right?

      Pathetic.

      Here’s a real Jew who understands why myself and many others feel the way we do and why the Zionist lies need to exposed:

      http://palsolidarity.org/

      http://www.cpt.org/

      I’d wish you peace and happiness but you seem like the type of person who would only wish death upon me, so instead I will just say I hope your “life” comes crashing down and you come to understand that there are far more important things in this world than having a social life.

    • Johnny

      No it’s not all I do, and if you didn’t care you wouldn’t have bothered responding. You don’t get annoyed by something you don’t care about.

      I didn’t make the Holocaust the single most important event in the past century, I’m sorry that something so important to millions of people on this planet is important to me as well.

      My main ‘obsession’ is in helping gain support for the International Solidarity Movement(and Christian Peacemaker Teams) and saving the Palestinian people, but the Holocaust and Zionism are an integral part of that.

      What you call a (social)’life’ I call pathetic ignorance to the world around you, a waste of a life.

      You have fun with your “life”, I prefer to do something worthwhile with mine.

      Of course I doubt helping the Palestinian people is worthwhile to you as in your “life” all that matters is having a “life” that other people think is cool, right?

      Pathetic.

      Here’s a real Jew who understands why myself and many others feel the way we do and why the Zionist lies need to exposed:

      http://palsolidarity.org/

      http://www.cpt.org/

      I’d wish you peace and happiness but you seem like the type of person who would only wish death upon me, so instead I will just say I hope your “life” comes crashing down and you come to understand that there are far more important things in this world than having a social life.

  • Annoyed

    @e6842847d7903fef79486251a3bb9b6e:disqus , Is this all you do all day? Obsess over the Holocaust? You really need to get a life, and stop commenting on the Holocaust videos, no one really cares for your opinion.

  • Anonymous

    British and American forces entered the camps well after the Russians had been there. The majority of deaths occurred following the ‘allied’ bombings of utilities and supply routes to the camps. The narrator sounds half-cut and is typical of the mindset of these Elites; guilessly promoting progaganda, hiding their dirty deeds behind the Hitlerian smokescreen. What about the so-called allied gulags? Don’t here much about them, do we? ‘skins tanned and made into lampshades’ I bail out here, amidst laughter.

  • Anonymous

    British and American forces entered the camps well after the Russians had been there. The majority of deaths occurred following the ‘allied’ bombings of utilities and supply routes to the camps. The narrator sounds half-cut and is typical of the mindset of these Elites; guilessly promoting progaganda, hiding their dirty deeds behind the Hitlerian smokescreen. What about the so-called allied gulags? Don’t here much about them, do we? ‘skins tanned and made into lampshades’ I bail out here, amidst laughter.

    • Anonymous

      Ignorant and blind. The perfect sheep.

    • Anonymous

      Ignorant and blind. The perfect sheep.

    • Paczyderm

      How do you know of what you speak young man  ?

      Let’s say for the sake of argument that the rate of deaths did increase in the more westward camps like Belsen in the wake of Allied bombings and the general disruption of the invasion forces.    Does that justify in any way the intent and the methods of the camps, and in particular the death mills to the east, hellish places like Auschwitz and Treblinka ?   Come now.

      My uncle was a Polish political prisoner, an inmate at Auschwitz for a couple of years, and his eyewitness testimony of gassings and other forms of murder are beyond questioning.

      I hope you are young, because  if you are old enough to know better you may be beyond hope.

      RP

  • SylvanaDarkmyst

    I am always fascinated by the events of the Holocaust.  Not because I think it was OK to do or anything but by how such an unimaginable atrocity was carried out and how they got away with it for so long.  The number of dead and the way they were killed is just staggering.  I saw a few things here that I had not seen in other documentaries or accounts like the burning of live people in barns to get rid of them and the barbed wire beds.  I would remind the other posters below me that most of the camps were different and their policies and methods of torture relied heavily upon the administrator overseeing the camp and how ruthless and psychopathic they were.

  • Tracy

    I don’t know how so many Germans did not know about these camps.  Their denial would have had to have been stronger than the stench of the dead and rotting bodies.

  • paquito

    Fucking Germans they are bad people from the very begining mean and cruel… Unreal worse than animals what they did to other human beings hope they rotten in hell forever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anoni.niem.1 Anoni Niem

    Wen I was a kid and went to school, I was told Germany and Hitler invated in 1940 and millions of people got killed because Hiter wanted a certain race. As I grew older I learned that Hitler and his allies made it up because they wanted money and with no descendants left they could claim entire estates. The Deutsche bank made a fortune!