History Of Holocaust 2:Buchenwald 1942-45 DVD

History Of Holocaust 2:Buchenwald 1942-45 DVD

History Of Holocaust 2:Buchenwald 1942-45 DVD
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The second part of the "Histories of Holocaust­ series, this Holocaust documentary explores the Nazi death camp at Buchenwald in its final years Herman Pister's installment as commandant in 1942 only intensified the horrors committed there with the continued growth of the Division of Typhus and Virus Research, the experimentation on inmates on ways to KILL more conveniently. More and more prisoners were worked to death in various operations, none more hated than the SS Death Railway. Built at the cost of many inmates lives, the railway initially transported goods made at the camp factories. But as the numbers sent to the camps rose, Buchenwald became a depot where all the people were sent before being moved to places such as Dachau. The camp even had a VIP wing, where French politicians and Italian princesses resided. With its population swollen beyond its limits, Buchenwald would have been unmanageable if not for the Kapos, inmates who worked as unofficial guards for extra privileges. The struggle for control between the various Kapo groups would make life even more miserable. The atrocities of Buchenwald were discovered with its liberation by US forces in 1945, and the desire for revenge took over as camp personnel were hunted down and made to publicly stand trial for war crimes. After the war, the camps reputation worsened, with the conditions in the now Soviet-run prison worse than ever. It was eventually turned into a shrine to Communism's victory over adversity, but this Russian propaganda has long since peeled away leaving the realization of man's inhumanity to man revealed.

USA, 2010, B&W/Color 80 Minutes.

[DVD] NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)

See also History of the Holocaust (Pt 1) DVD

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