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Ordered in April 1945 by the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, ​German Concentration Camps Factual Survey​ is an official documentary about the atrocities committed at concentration camps under Nazi leadership. Producer Sidney Bernstein assembled a team at the Ministry of Information that included editors Stewart McAllister and Peter Tanner, writers Colin Wills and Richard Crossman; and Alfred Hitchcock who gave directorial advice. A compilation of footage shot by combat and newsreel cameramen accompanying troops as they liberated occupied Europe, the film was to be screened in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich – shown to German prisoners of war wherever they were held – but was ultimately shelved before completion due to a shift in the priorities of the British government.

German Concentration Camps Factual Survey


Produced by Sidney Bernstein

UK, 2017



72 minutes



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