8 minutes, black & white
Source: Alden Films

This silent film is a dramatization of a group of children and their teacher about to board a mobile gas van (ambulance). As four Nazi soldiers prepare the van, the teacher remains calm so as not to panic the children. The children are playing blind man's bluff and other children's games as they unknowingly await their death. The film is full of symbolism, the ambulance, a representation of good, being used for evil.

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