Memory of the Camps

May 7, 1985

No one who has seen this documentary can ever forget it. One critic said it has the power “to shake the soul.”

(57:32) In 1945, Allied forces found evidence of atrocities. This is the historical record.

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“Memory of the Camps” will be “the definitive cinematic record of the hell on earth that Hitler created,” wrote one reviewer when the film first aired in 1985.

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The stunning and disturbing footage in “Memory of the Camps” can have a lasting impact on viewers. That is part of its power as a teaching tool.

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