World War II footage and unpublished photos help to chronicle the Third Reich's atrocities at the Ravensbruck and Buchenwald concentration camps in this revealing documentary. The program exposes the unthinkable practices employed at both camps, including the grueling hard labor that killed thousands of inmates at Buchenwald, and the horrific torture and medical experiments performed at Ravensbruck.
This documentary details the life and crimes of Ilse Koch, the Nazi woman who became notorious for her monstrous crimes against the prisoners of Buchenwald concentration camp, where her husband was a commander. Accused of embezzlement by her fellow Nazis during the war, Koch faced charges brought by three separate tribunals -- and grisly accusations that she collected the tattooed skin of murdered inmates.
Chronicles the little-known story of Allied airmen imprisoned at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in the waning months of World War II. In the summer of 1944, 168 airmen from the US, England, Canada and other Allied countries were captured in Paris by the German Gestapo and sent to the infamous "Koncentration Lager Buchenwald" in Germany. Falsely accused of being "terrorists and saboteurs," the airmen faced a terrifying fight for survival and a race against time to escape their execution. A controversial moment in history that their home countries tried to hush-up, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald tells this harrowing story through interviews with seven surviving members of the group, including their heroic commanding officer. The film follows them from their days hiding with the French Resistance to the darkest corners of the Holocaust, where they struggled to survive as Germany collapsed under the weight of the advancing Russian and Allied armies
After the liberation of Buchenwald, images of children who survived the Nazi concentration camp went around the world. There were over 900 children, many over them under 14 – a rare exception in the murderous camp system. These children only survived because someone in Buchenwald was protecting them from the terror of the SS. Someone in a position of power and authority in the camp. But who?
Kinderblock 66 is the story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp and who, sixty-five years later, return to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of their liberation. The film tells the story of the effort undertaken by the camp's Communist-led underground to protect ad save Jewish children who were arriving in Buchenwald toward the end of the Holocaust. Kinderblock 66 also tells the story of Antonin Kalina, the head of the block who was personally responsible for saving 904 boys in Buchenwald.
Taking place at the Concentration camp Buchenwald at the end of March 1945, prisoner Hans Pippig discovers in a carrying case of an incoming prisoner a Jewish child. If reported the three-year-old is sure to die. On the other hand, a violation of the rules of the camp would threaten the long prepared uprising of the concentration camp prisoners against the SS.