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Belsen For Example (1985)


A German film crew interviews survivors, now living in Australia, of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The recollections of the victims and members of the rescue teams are a harrowing testament to man’s inhumanity to man. The survivors hope that such atrocities will never happen again.

Curator’s notes

The filmmaking technique is very simple, using a very simple camera style, slow-paced editing, and with minimal use of music. However, this results in the content, particularly the scenes of bodies being bulldozed into mass graves, becoming highly compelling viewing. The recollections of survivors and rescuers, in particular, are extraordinary and moving.