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Auschwitz Death Camp: Oprah, Elie Wiesel

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47 minutes
Source: Harpo Productions

Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel walk through the grounds of Auschwitz, where Wiesel was interned at the age of fifteen. Wiesel describes his personal experiences at Auschwitz, as well as the process by which people were brought there, families were separated, and all those unable to work were sent to the gas chambers and crematoria. Winfrey provides additional historical information. The video includes graphic archival footage and photographs, excerpts of Wiesel reading from his autobiographical book Night, a visit to the museum at Auschwitz, and reflections. Note: This graphic film is not recommended for younger viewers.

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