British members of Parliament (MPs) view horrors of Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its liberation in World War 2
Buchenwald Germany Date:1945, April 21 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British Conservative member of Parliament (MP) Mrs. Mavis C. Tate, arm of accompanying MP, as they walk through recently liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp. She is obviously distressed, and sniffs some smelling salts from her purse. She and others look at a jumbled pile of human bodies on the ground, victims of atrocities by Nazi German forces. A flat body truck is piled with corpses, covered with pine boughs.Viewing members of the British Parliament delegation make notes in pads. Various views of the corpses and members of parliament and accompanying British and American officers. Member of Parliament being shown ovens in which corpses were incinerated. Members of the group look at pile of ashes from ovens and pick up human bones that did not burn. They examine a tall wooden gallows-like rack with hooks from which prisoners were suspended and tortured or hanged . An MP holds on to a rope or wire extending from one hook. Camp fence and guard tower in background.
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