'Night Will Fall' documentary revealing Holocaust footage premieres on HBO

Image from the footage taken by British and Soviet forces liberating concentration camps after the Holocaust. Credit: YouTube screenshot.

(JNS.org) A documentary film has been released about another documentary made in the aftermath of the Holocaust with the involvement of famous director Alfred Hitchock using real footage taken by Soviet and British soldiers while liberating concentration camps such as Bergen-Belsen. 

The original documentary titled "German Concentration Camps Factual Survey" was meant to be shown to the German people in the aftermath of the Holocaust in order for them to see the horrors committed by the Nazis.

However the documentary was suppressed due to "the changing political situation, particularly for the British," Dr. Toby Haggith, senior curator at the Imperial War Museum, told the British Independent newspaper.

The new documentary film about the suppressed film is titled "Night Will Fall" and premiered on the HBO network Monday before International Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday.

Posted on January 27, 2015 .