Sachsenhausen Death Camp
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films|
The first DEFA documentary on the topic of concentration camps and the Holocaust, this film was commissioned by the Soviet military administration in Berlin in connection with the preparations for the Sachsenhausen trial. Sachsenhausen Death Camp explains the role of terror in Hitler's rise to power and the terrible machinery of murder used at this camp near Berlin. The film also includes historical commentary by a former camp official who is interrogated by Soviet officers.