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FRONTLINE; Memory of the Camps



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Memory of the Camps
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

When Allied troops invaded Germany and liberated Nazi death camps in World War II, they found unspeakable horrors which still haunt the world's conscience. FRONTLINE presents the world broadcast of a 1945 film made by British and American film crews who were with the troops liberating the camps. This film was compiled by British and American film crews working directly for the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. Editing was done mostly under the supervision of the British Ministry of Information, some of it under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock. Narrated by Trevor Howard.

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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Memory of the Camps,” 04/09/1996, GBH Archives, accessed April 22, 2024,
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