Wednesday, 23 January 2013

German Atrocities

In 1945, my Mother was at the Cinema and the house lights went up. The manager announced that a film was to be shown in cinemas across Britain. Children in the audience were taken out to the foyer by staff while the film was shown. According to my Mother, the audience was sobbing loudly. I am not surprised. This is the film she saw.



In 1970, I visited Belsen Concentration camp with some young soldiers. At that time, it was said that birds avoided the area. It was surprisingly quiet. Twenty years later, I visited the area again and stayed for a couple of days in the Army camp where the survivors were treated. I also viewed footage of the liberation and clear-up. Totally awful! Here is footage of the liberation of Belsen:


3 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

A couple of rather sobering films there. You wonder how people could do such things.

Laurie said...

Very sobering, Bill.

Owen said...

Dreadful.

The second video wouldn't play for me, the message said it was no longer available...

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