Bearing witness to crimes against humanity is one of the most important jobs of the journalist and film maker, and there are few crimes in history more extreme than the Holocuast.
But one of the most comprehensive cinematic records of the Nazi death machine, recorded by a specially commissioned Allied film unit entering the camps for the first time, was never shown in full – until now.
Liberation came to there in April 1945 and this compelling testimony is part of Night will Fall, a documentary by Andre Singer on how this footage was filmed, and why it was shelved.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour recently sat down to speak about the film with Singer and historian Rainer Schulze, who also worked on the project.
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