Extent and Medium
Sound black and white film in 2 parts. Length: 580,3 metres
Studio : Central Studio for Documentary Film Editor : E. Svilova Cameramen: M. Oschurkov, N. Bykov, K. Kutub-Zade, A. Pavlov, A. Vorontsov Music editors: G. Gamburg, D. Ovsyannikov Broadcaster: L. Khmara
Scope and Content
Prisoners of Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in Oswiecim were freed by Ukranian Front of Soviet Army. Corpses of tortured prisoners could be found in camps among crematories and gas chambers and on the nearby territory. Some of them were killed during the Nazi retreat. Prisoners who were killed in camps were buried in Oswiecim, and those who were able to survive underwent the physical checkup: they were found to be extremely exhausted during incarceration. Some of the former camp prisoners were taking part in technical and forensic expertise together with Soviet scientists and members of State Committee.
Entry selected by Anastasia Zaplatina
Rules and Conventions
EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0