DVD Gift Boxsets THE HOLOCAUST - SHAME OF A NATION

THE HOLOCAUST - SHAME OF A NATION

THE HOLOCAUST - SHAME OF A NATION
SKU PGDV3BX037
Weight 0.30 lbs
Number of DVDs 3
 
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GERMAN CONCETRATION CAMPS
'WELCOME TO HELL'
DISC ONE - THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ
Etched deeply into the pages of history, Auschwitz conjures up images of death, torture and unimaginable human suffering. At the time of release only 18 minutes of the footage contained within this DVD had been seen in the west; despite it being used as damning prosecution evidence at the Nuremburg Trials. Recorded from January - February 1945 by a Soviet film crew attached to the 1st Ukrainian Front, the programme tells the story of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp. Captain Alexander Vorontsov, a member of the camera crew, describes the emotions that he and his comrades felt as they were confronted by the appalling scenes at Hitler's infamous death camp. In the interest of preserving the original character of the material, the footage has been left unedited, emphasising the truly shocking nature of the crimes recorded.
DISC TWO - DACHAU & SACHSENHAUSEN
Whilst Hitler sought the answers to his "Jewish problem" more and more centres of containment sprung up throughout Nazi occupied Europe. Two such camps were Dachau and Sachsenhausen, and although perhaps not such recognisable names as Auschwitz, they were no less crucial in the persecution and extermination of the European Jews. Under the watchful eye of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and Hitler's right hand man, a series of containment, transit and death camps were built within Europe, to systematically cleanse all those people considered inferior by the Third Reich. With the liberation of these two camps in April 1945, the true extent of man's cruelty to his fellow man would be revealed; the untold dead, inhumane treatment and squalid conditions would be laid bare for the entire world to see.
DISC THREE - RAVENSBRUCK & BUCHENWALD
Ravensbruck: Women from more than 20 countries were incarcerated between 1939 and 1945 in the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany. They were subjected to gross maltreatment, humiliation and some were tortured to death all in the name of the Third Reich. The purpose of this documentary is to keep alive the memory of the fate suffered by these women and the inhumane treatment inflicted by their captors. Buchenwald: After being established in the German town of Weimar in the summer of 1937, Buchenwald was to develop into one of the largest concentration camps in Germany, with approximately 250,000 inmates from some 35 different countries. More than 50,000 were to die during the reign of terror, by torture, deliberate starvation and systematic culling. Buchenwald was eventually to be liberated by US troops in April 1945.