Death Mills

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Death Mills

holocaust (shoah) war propaganda

Death Mills

Release Date: July 10, 1945

Year    :   1945
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   War, Documentary
Production Companies    :   U.S. Army Signal Corps
Director    :   Billy Wilder, Hans Burger
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Hans Burger, Oskar Seidlin
RunTime    :   22 mins.

Originally made with a German soundtrack for screening in occupied Germany and Austria, this film was the first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder. The film includes accounts of the economic aspects of the camps' operation, the interrogation of captured camp personnel, and the enforced visits of the inhabitants of neighboring towns, who, along with the rest of their compatriots, are blamed for complicity in the Nazi crimes - one of the few such condemnations in the Allied war records.

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