German Concentration Camps Factual Survey - film and discussion

31 January 2018, 17:00 - 19:15
Cambridge campus

A lit candle seen against a dark background

Screening of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey is part of the Holocaust Memorial Day programme in Cambridge organised by Helen Weinstein of Historyworks in partnership with Dr Toby Haggith, Curator of the Imperial War Museum who will introduce the film.

German Concentration Camps Factual Surveyis the official British documentary of the German concentration camps and atrocities discovered when the Allies liberated occupied Europe.

The film is unique and the reels were hugely important at the time in terms of documenting war crimes. The GCCFS is compiled from footage shot by combat and newsreel cameramen and covers the scenes at fourteen locations (ten camps and four sites of atrocity) discovered in Austria, Germany and Poland.

It begins with a prologue compilation of Nazi propaganda film and then deals with each camp or site of atrocity in turn, from Belsen, through Dachau, Buchenwald and other camps and sites of atrocity, concluding with coverage of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Poland.

The film has an 18 certificate. Please note that this documentary contains very graphic images which some viewers may find upsetting.

More information about the film on Imperial War Museums.

After the screening there will be a panel discussion chaired by Dr Toby Haggith, speakers include Peter Lantos, Rainer Schulze, George Smith, Jean Khalfa.

The event is organised as part of Cambridge Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. For more information about the event and the full programme of events please visit Historyworks.

Event Details

31 January 2018, 17:00 - 19:15
Cambridge campus
Lord Ashcroft Building, LAB003

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