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Release date: 2 Feb 2015


This eloquent, lucid documentary by André Singer (executive producer of the award-winning The Act of Killing) tells the extraordinary story of the filming of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.

Release date: 2 Feb 2015


This eloquent, lucid documentary by André Singer (executive producer of the award-winning The Act of Killing) tells the extraordinary story of the filming of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.

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When Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1944-45, their terrible discoveries were recorded by army and newsreel cameramen, revealing for the first time the full horror of what had happened.

Making use of British, Soviet and American footage, the Ministry of Information’s Sidney Bernstein (later founder of Granada Television) collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock to create a documentary that would provide lasting, undeniable evidence of the Nazis’ unspeakable crimes. He commissioned a wealth of British talent, including editor Stewart McAllister, writer and future cabinet minister Richard Crossman and, Hitchcock as treatment adviso. Yet, despite initial support from the British and US Governments, the film was shelved, and only now, 70 years on, has it been restored and completed by Imperial War Museums. This eloquent, lucid documentary by André Singer (executive producer of the award-winning The Act of Killing) tells the extraordinary story of the filming of the camps and the fate of Bernstein’s project, using original archive footage and eyewitness testimonies.

Special Features

• Original trailer
Oświęcim (1945, 22 mins): Russian propaganda film about the Auschwitz concentration camp
Death Mills (Hanuš Berger and Billy Wilder, 1946, 22 mins): US propaganda film recording the horrors Allied forces encountered at the Nazi concentration camps they liberated
Belsen Death Camp Leaders Meet Justice (1945, 2 mins): short newsreel about the trial of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg
• Night Will Fall – Panel Discussion (2014, 13 mins)
• An Interview with Dr Jeremy Hicks at Auschwitz Concentration Camp (2014, 24 mins)
• An Interview with Professor Rainer Schulze at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (2014, 28 mins)
• An interview with Professor David Cesarani at Buchenwald Concentration Camp (2014, 25 mins)
• An Interview with Caroline Moorehead (2014, 13 mins)
• Stills gallery
• Illustrated booklet with full credits and essays by Nick James, André Singer, Toby Haggith and Patrick Russell

When Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1944-45, their terrible discoveries were recorded by army and newsreel cameramen, revealing for the first time the full horror of what had happened.

Making use of British, Soviet and American footage, the Ministry of Information’s Sidney Bernstein (later founder of Granada Television) collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock to create a documentary that would provide lasting, undeniable evidence of the Nazis’ unspeakable crimes. He commissioned a wealth of British talent, including editor Stewart McAllister, writer and future cabinet minister Richard Crossman and, Hitchcock as treatment adviso. Yet, despite initial support from the British and US Governments, the film was shelved, and only now, 70 years on, has it been restored and completed by Imperial War Museums. This eloquent, lucid documentary by André Singer (executive producer of the award-winning The Act of Killing) tells the extraordinary story of the filming of the camps and the fate of Bernstein’s project, using original archive footage and eyewitness testimonies.

Special Features

• Original trailer
Oświęcim (1945, 22 mins): Russian propaganda film about the Auschwitz concentration camp
Death Mills (Hanuš Berger and Billy Wilder, 1946, 22 mins): US propaganda film recording the horrors Allied forces encountered at the Nazi concentration camps they liberated
Belsen Death Camp Leaders Meet Justice (1945, 2 mins): short newsreel about the trial of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg
• Night Will Fall – Panel Discussion (2014, 13 mins)
• An Interview with Dr Jeremy Hicks at Auschwitz Concentration Camp (2014, 24 mins)
• An Interview with Professor Rainer Schulze at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (2014, 28 mins)
• An interview with Professor David Cesarani at Buchenwald Concentration Camp (2014, 25 mins)
• An Interview with Caroline Moorehead (2014, 13 mins)
• Stills gallery
• Illustrated booklet with full credits and essays by Nick James, André Singer, Toby Haggith and Patrick Russell

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Additional Info

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SKU 5035673020227
Catalogue Number BFIV2022
Subtitle a film by Andre Singer
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2014
Director Singer, Andre
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK, Germany, France, Israel, USA, Denmark
Aspect ratio multi-aspect ratio
Colour Colour, B&W
Sound Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
Subtitles optional English subtitles, English hard-of-hearing subtitles, and audio description track
Language(s) English, Hebrew and Russian
Running time 75 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

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