General Patton was so incensed by what he saw when his forces reached the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, that he ordered that a thousand civilians be collected and made to see what their leaders had done. The MPs were so enraged that they brought back 2,000.
[US] Nazi Concentration Camps (1945): Footage of Nazi concentration camps after liberation including Buchenwald and Ohrdruf where Gen. Eisenhower ordered local Nazis to tour - one of the most raw and powerful films about the Holocaust I've seen.
Usually it's Germany that's remembered for its atrocities and concentration camps, but Italy was complicit in war crimes as well. Historians James Walston and Carlo Capogeco claim that the annual death rate in Croatia's Rab concentration camp was higher than the average mortality rate in Buchenwald. In 1942, Roatta implemented a scorched earth policy in the Yugoslav territories in an effort to "de-Balkanize" and "ethnically clear" the region.
Pinchas Gutter sits comfortably in a chair, his hands resting in his lap, and answers questions about his Holocaust experience with ease. His young interlocutors nod, cradle their chins and think of more queries. But this is no ordinary Q&A session between a survivor and young people. Gutter is not actually there, though the 85-year-old may as well be. The Toronto survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Majdanek and Buchenwald concentration camps is the world’s first subject to deliver his ...