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Filming the End of the Holocaust

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Zusatztext Michaelczyk's perspective helps us better understand how attitudes towards German perpetrators eventually attained their present forms. Zusammenfassung This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Filming the End of the Holocaust considers how the US Government commissioned the US Signal Corps and other filmmakers to document the horrors of the concentration camps during the April-May 1945 liberation. The evidence of the Nazis' genocidal actions amassed in these films! some of them made by Hollywood luminaries such as John Ford and Billy Wilder! would go on to have a major impact at the Nuremberg Trials; they helped to indict Nazi officials as the judges witnessed scenes of torture! human experimentation and extermination of Jews and non-Jews in the gas chambers and crematoria. These films! some produced by the Soviets! were integral to the war crime trials that followed the Holocaust and the Second World War! and this book provides a thorough! close analysis of the footage in these films and their historical significance.Using research carried out at the Museum of Jewish Heritage! the US National Archives and the film collection at the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University! this book explores the rationale for filming the atrocities and their use in the subsequent trials of Nazi officials in greater detail than anything previously published. Including an extensive bibliography and filmography! Filming the End of the Holocaust is an important text for scholars and students of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Informationen zum Autor John J. Michalczyk is Professor and Director of Film Studies at Boston College! USA. He is the author of Conflict Resolution Films (2009) and Confront: Resistance in Nazi Germany (2003). Inhaltsverzeichnis Foreword Rev. Raymond G. Helmick! SJ (Boston College! USA) AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsIntroduction1. Prelude to Nuremberg: The Allies Seek Justice2. The US Signal Corps Encounters Atrocities3. The British Liberation of Bergen-Belsen: Memory of the Camps (1945/1985)4. The Soviets En Route to Nuremberg5. Film as Visual Documentation at the Nuremberg Trials6. Chapter Seven: Post-Nuremberg Epilogue Nuremberg Trials BibliographyHolocaust Film BibliographySelective War Crimes FilmographyChronologyIndex ...

Vorwort
This book examines the 1945 US Government-commissioned films of the concentration camp Liberation and their documentation of the Holocaust tragedy ahead of the Nuremberg Trials.

Autorentext
John J. Michalczyk is Professor and Director of Film Studies at Boston College, USA. He is the author of Conflict Resolution Films (2009) and Confront: Resistance in Nazi Germany (2003).

Zusammenfassung
This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Filming the End of the Holocaust considers how the US Government commissioned the US Signal Corps and other filmmakers to document the horrors of the concentration camps during the April-May 1945 liberation. The evidence of the Nazis' genocidal actions amassed in these films, some of them made by Hollywood luminaries such as John Ford and Billy Wilder, would go on to have a major impact at the Nuremberg Trials; they helped to indict Nazi officials as the judges witnessed scenes of torture, human experimentation and extermination of Jews and non-Jews in the gas chambers and crematoria. These films, some produced by the Soviets, were integral to the war crime trials that followed the Holocaust and the Second World War, and this book provides a thorough, close analysis of the footage in these films and their historical significance. Using research carried out at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the US National Archives and the film collection at the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, this book explores the rationale for filming the atrocities and their use in the subsequent trials of Nazi officials in greater detail than anything previously published. Including an extensive bibliography and filmography, Filming the End of the Holocaust is an important text for scholars and students of the Holocaust and its aftermath.

Inhalt
Foreword Rev. Raymond G. Helmick, SJ (Boston College, USA) Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Prelude to Nuremberg: The Allies Seek Justice 2. The US Signal Corps Encounters Atrocities 3. The British Liberation of Bergen-Belsen: Memory of the Camps (1945/1985) 4. The Soviets En Route to Nuremberg 5. Film as Visual Documentation at the Nuremberg Trials 6. Chapter Seven: Post-Nuremberg Epilogue Nuremberg Trials Bibliography Holocaust Film Bibliography Selective War Crimes Filmography Chronology Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Filming the End of the Holocaust
Untertitel: Allied Documentaries, Nuremberg and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps
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EAN: 9781474282789
ISBN: 978-1-4742-8278-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 345g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2016