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Holocaust: The Liberation of Majdanek
Holocaust The Liberation of Majdanek
Actor: Simon Wiesenthal
Director: Irmgard von zur Mhlen
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
NR     2006     1hr 0min

Majdanek was unique, as the only concentration camp still operational at the time of its liberation.The concentration and extermination camp Majdanek, near Lubin, was erected in 1941, and liberated on July 23rd 1944. The s...  more »


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Actor: Simon Wiesenthal
Director: Irmgard von zur Mhlen
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Studio: ArtsmagicDVD
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 05/30/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Too much to assimulate
Kermit L. Cain | San Diego, CA United States | 11/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although I am going to force myself to view the entire series (there's a complete set that covers each or many of the camps) so it will all be burned into me I had to stop watching after 20 minutes or so because it's raw footage, not "cleaned up" or sanitized.
I'm a two tour FAC in 'nam veteran and spent 31 years in the service, used to seeing things the the "real world" is never subjected to but the overwhelming and incredibly .... guess what? There are no words to convey what you will see - the brain refuses to acknowledge man's inhumanity to man when taken to this extent. Just buy them all, store them if you must and when someone claims it never happened taking one out and show it - and know that it did happen and history has a way of repeating itself."
Though the subject is compelling, the quality of restoration
z hayes | TX | 03/08/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Part of a series focusing on the camps run by the Nazis during WW II, "The Liberation of Majdanek" recounts the atrocities committed by the Nazis at Majdanek, the only operational concentration camp at the time of its liberation. Located near Lublin, Poland, 2 million people were murdered at this Nazi extermination camp. Though the subject is compelling, the production quality leaves much to be desired. Firstly, the narrator uses a dull, monotonous voice without much emotion at all. A lot of the archival footage (I believe this was shot by the liberating Red Army forces) is dark and shaky. This production could have used better restoration.

There is some compelling footage here, including one of survivors facing the Nazis at a Russian tribunal. I wish there had been contemporary interviews with survivors, and historians' perspectives of the camp, especially since Majdanek is not covered as widely as other extermination camps like Auschwitz and Dachau.