German Concentration Camps Factual Survey
- Gisbert Kapp Building, Room NG15
- Monday 20 July 2015 (17:00-20:00)
A public screening at 5pm on Monday 20th July of the restored and completed film, German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. The film was the brainchild of Sidney Bernstein for the Ministry of Information in 1945, who intended to screen it to Germans and German POWS after the fall of the Third Reich, and use it as conclusive evidence of the crimes committed by Nazi Germany.
An incomplete version of the film, Memory of the Camps, was finally released in 1984. The Imperial War Museum has restored and completed the film (adding a reel missing in earlier versions). The history of the making, suppression and restoration of the film was the subject of the recent documentary film Night Will Fall (2014; screened by Channel 4 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this year). We have permission from the British Film Institute to show the restored film. Toby Haggith, who oversaw the restoration of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey will comment briefly on the film and conduct a question and answer session after the screening. He is very keen that the event is open to the public, but the film is not suitable for anyone under 18 because it contains graphic imagery.