Memory of the Camps/German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

A time capsule as much as a direct historical document, showing not only what the Allied Forces found when they first arrived at the Nazi concentration camps but also how the British government of the time thought it was appropriate to communicate the Nazi atrocities." -- Hollywood Reporter In 1945, cameramen with the Allied troops documented the horrors they found in Germany. The footage was assembled for a documentary by a brilliant team that included Alfred Hitchcock and Australian writer Colin Wills. But the film was difficult, progress slow and it missed its moment. By the autumn, British priorities for Germany had evolved from de-Nazification to reconstruction, and so the film was shelved, unfinished. Nearly seven decades on, the documentary has been completed, the pictures restored and the narration recorded exactly as it was written in 1945, its factual inaccuracies and political biases intact. German Concentration Camps Factual Survey is an extraordinary cultural artifact depicting the Holocaust through a 1945 lens.

Original title:
German Concentration Camps Factual Survey
70 minutes
Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock

Shown at

  1. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2015

1 Response

  1. R C Warn says:

    Outraged that this was suppressed by the so called champions of free speech – the British.

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