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Rare Color Footage of the Liberation of Buchenwald and Dachau


Rare Color Footage of Liberation

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See a longer version of the Buchenwald footage here: Norman Krasna’s Color Footage from Buchenwald.

This video shows the Liberation of the Buchenwald and Dachau Concentration Camps. Watch the German Townspeople who were ordered by the Americans to go to the camps and watch.

I find that the color enhances the reality of these images, doesn’t permit them to be overlooked. The black and white images we’ve all been saturated with, unfortunately, have all merged over time into one, continuous and incomprehensible fog. The color, especially when reflected from the Germans being forced to look at what they had done, makes it impossible to overlook the horror.


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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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150 Responses to “Rare Color Footage of the Liberation of Buchenwald and Dachau”

  1. No words just tears.

  2. Issy Rondel says:

    Some where there, lie my family, uncles, aunties, cousins, I lost my entire family members of about 45 close relatives. So you ask why am I argumentative and angry.

  3. What we tend to forget is that if any German breathed so much as a whisper of criticism against The Moustache and his Boys, they would be imprisoned or killed, just like everyone else. It does no good whatsoever to demonize anyone. That's what led to the slaughter of millions of Jews, Gypsies and so forth.

  4. This must never happen again.

  5. John Green says:

    I SWEAR BEFORE GOD AND COUNTRY! THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE!!!!

  6. No. The little one-balled painter could have been stopped if everyone said no. But they all loved it. They loved taking the Jews' possessions, they loved getting rid of the Jews, and they were just upset that they lost the war.

  7. You're entitled to your opinion.

  8. The same happens today within Muslim/Islamic communities.They are frightened to speak out for fear of retribution.I believe that most of these people know that the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob is the one true God but if they admit that they would be killed.My message to them is to repent and ask Gods Son Jesus to forgive them of their sins before its too late.

  9. Still, the Satanic belivers insist the Hulocast never happen.

  10. Where was this film when my dad was alive, I would have loved to hear his description, he survived both.

  11. Our duty today: NEVER TO FORGET

  12. Lidia Aron says:

    No more!

  13. Donna Ttid Tuck says:

    I have no religion, I believe in no god. My profile picture is to commemorate, respect and remember. This can never be denied or forgotten. No matter what you believe, or what god you believe in, this is evil in the extreme. It cannot be allowed to happen again in any country, to any race, or any religion.

  14. Leo Erwin says:

    YEA…NOT TO FORGET WHILE WE LET THE WORLD DO IT AGAIN….GET UP TO DATE…AND STOP THIS HATE OF NATIONS…AND ISRAEL WILL THINK OF THIS BUT NOT THINK OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO OTHERS….BEING A JEW SOMETIMES MAKES ME WONDER WHAT THE HELL THESE MORONS THAT RUN THE COUNTRY ARE DOING…….DEFINATELY NOT RIGHT….

  15. Cynthia Roeth says:

    So moving. So sad. So meaningful. To gloss over, misrepresent, or forget about these atrocities is a second affront to the millions who suffered and died. To progress as a civilization, we must embrace the full and horrific truth and learn from it. Learn and never ever repeat.

  16. Never forget! Never again!

  17. Jonny Speed says:

    Jessie Schechter Nearly everywhere the Jews have settled they have been persecuted and expelled. I have always wondered why over the thousands of years…

  18. Julie Weiner says:

    My heart is broken. Breaks more when a Jew today denies being a Jew

  19. Jason Hurley says:

    There are very few things I would personally force other human beings to do at gunpoint, but in this case, I would have done the same as the Allied soldiers. The civilians of any nation, which perpetrates such actions, should see the fruit of their government's policies.

  20. Jasen Kasten says:

    Never forget, never again.

  21. Sarah Ganson says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Solomon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudanese_refugees_in_Israel
    (remember Darfur that no one talks about anymore? Yeah, Israel took in refugees from Darfur to save lives)

    and specifically if you're talking about the Palestinian conflict… they don't have it as bad as the media let's you believe https://www.swuconnect.com/insys/npoflow.v.2/_assets/pdfs/fact_sheets/Gaza.pdf

    Maybe, as a Jew, you should educate yourself before you start bashing the only place that will take you in (god forbid) if another holocaust were to happen. Then how much would you be bashing Israel? Also, as a Jew you disgust me that you would make such a comment on a video that shows the exact reason why the jews needed a country in the first place. No country is perfect so stop putting all your focus on Israel's imperfections, because every single country has them- and Israel's isn't even the worst in the world.

    Done.

  22. Emily Bass-Collins says:

    Heart Brreaking~We shall never forget.

  23. Holly Anderson Wilson says:

    I dont' have any words….

  24. Gi Orman says:

    I have no words to describe what I am feeling while I watch this….

    I am producing a new documentary now on the Holocaust but when you see real footage like this, just no words

  25. Thanks for keeping this in memory. How many of our loved ones went through this?

  26. this is just awful should of never happen in the first place

  27. Chana Boas says:

    why this music, so beloved of the Germans, as background for these appalling pictures of their barbarity?

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