Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes 2006
French filmmaker Christian Delage offers a condensed version of the chilling Nuremburg Trials in a documentary that draws on restored courtroom footage shot under the supervision of filmmaker John Ford to tell the story of the Holocaust while simultaneously examining how reproduced images effect the writing of history.

The prosecution team submitted three films as evidence against the high Nazi officials charged with crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Two of these films, "Nazi Concentration Camps" and "The Nazi Plan", were produced by Ford; the third, "The Atrocities Committed by the German-Fascists in the USSR", was a Soviet production directed by Roman Karmen. Excerpts from the sessions in which these films were shown during the trial are significant sequences in the documentary.

Also significant is the "chilling testimony" of prosecution witness Otto Ohlendorf, commanding officer of Einsatzgruppe D and responsible for carrying out mass executions in Eastern Europe, and the description of camp conditions by French resistance fighter Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier, a survivor of both Auschwitz-Birkenau and Ravensbruck.

Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:30:30 | 7.55 Gb + 7.56 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Documentary

-- That Justice Be Done (USA, 1945, 10 min)
-- Nazi Concentration Camps (USA, 1945, 58 min)
-- The Atrocities Committed by the German-Fascists in the USSR (USSR, 1946, 60 min)

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