Bearing Witness


21 minutes
Source: Social Studies School Service

This documentary examines the role of American soldiers in the liberation of concentration camps at the end of World War II. The film combines historical footage and stills of the camps (including photographs taken by the witnesses themselves) with the powerful testimonies of those Americans who were among the first to see the camps upon liberation. In addition, the veterans describe the enduring impact that witnessing the horrors of the Holocaust has had on their lives.

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