Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Holocaust - Ravensbruck Buchenwald|
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Using previously unpublished photographic documents and statements by witnesses to the events, this film documentary reconstructs the history of the camp. The aim of this documentary is to keep alive the memory of the fate... more »
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A Must For Students of History and the Holocaust
Karen L. French | Pa | 06/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD shows actual footage of the Nazis and the concentration camps, from the early days of both to the liberation of Buchenwald and Ravensbruck. Especially interesting was footage of local villagers brought to one of the camps immediately after liberation to see what their countrymen had done, and to see their reactions to the horror and starvation and crematoriums and brutality. If you are interested in the Holocaust this is an excellent addition to your collection, as there is no substitue for actual photographs with a subject like this. I recommend it."
robyn fogg | Boise, Idaho | 01/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"was very informative and Had unseen footage. A piece of history that should never be forgotten!"
Must-have resource for Holocaust education
z hayes | TX | 03/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike another DVD in this series (Dachau and Sachsenhausen which contains factual errors), this documentary which focuses on Ravensbruck and Buchenwald camps is well put-together and accurate. There's a lot of graphic footage and unpublished photos here about the atrocities committed by the Nazis at the two concentration camps. In Buchenwald, inmates were literally worked to death, making a mockery on the Nazi dictate "Arbeit Macht Frei", i.e. "Work will set you free". In Ravensbruck, a female concentration camp (most of the inmates were Polish Jews), cruel and sadistic medical experiments (with no scientific basis) were carried out on the helpless women, many of whom were also subjected to torture. What troubles me till today is the fact that many of the townspeople and villagers who knew what these camps were about feigned absolute surprise that such atrocities were being committed near their homes and villages! I find it incredulous that they were completely unaware. Even more sickening is the fact that some German companies were actually profiting from slave labor and got away with it to a large extent. Many of the SS responsible for committing atrocities escaped justice. It truly makes one wonder at the injustice of it all.