10 March - 31 August 2010. When a documentary filmed in the concentration camp of Dachau was first screened 65 years ago, the world recoiled in a collective gasp of revulsion and horror. The film was soon used in the International Military Trial at Nuremburg as evidence of Nazi war crimes.
While the harrowing footage has been seen by hundreds of millions of people, the Shoah Memorial has decided to examine the role of three of the film's producers: Hollywood directors John Ford, Samuel Fuller, and George Stevens. Ford, for example, set up a Field Photographic Unit responsible for the filming of concentration camps. For the first time, photographic stills of Dachau are displayed in chronological order, accompanied by the camera mens' notes.
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Filming The Camps
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