Histories of the Holocaust: Buchenwald 1937-42 (2009) DVD
  • 語言 英語
  • 字幕 未定義
  • 年份2009
  • 片長73分鐘
  • 碟數1
  • 格式DVD
  • 區碼DVD一區
  • 重量(千克)0.19kg
  • ISBN881482321490


Histories of the Holocaust: Buchenwald 1937-42 (2009) DVD

Histories of the Holocaust: Buchenwald 1937-42 (2009)


Weimar was geographically and culturally the heart of Germany. It was the birthplace of the Weimar Republic, the parliamentary republic established in 1919 to replace Germany s imperial form of government, and was also home to some of the greatest citizens of the German nation.

But, while for many it was a heaven on Earth, for those imprisoned in the nearby Buchenwald Concentration Camp, one of the largest in Germany, it was a living hell. While Weimar may have been famous for illustrious men as Johann Sebastian Bach, Nietzsche and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the unspeakable cruelty and brutality of Buchenwald would make it infamous.

This program documents the events of Buchenwald, where the prisoners were dealt out savage punishment for the slightest infraction of the rules. Inmates would freeze in -20° temperatures, starved and were worked to death; the guard dogs enjoyed significantly better living conditions. The camp was originally built to house 8,000, but by the end in 1945, when the U.S. forces arrived, contained over 50,000 enemies of the Reich, including Jews, political prisoners, homosexuals and Jehovah s Witnesses.

Never an extermination camp like Auschwitz, Buchenwald was a labor camp, but it excelled in making everything aspect of life within its fences a torture where mistreatment by the guards was not only encouraged, it was compulsory.