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Legacy of Nazism in modern Vienna

Why did Nazis in Austria dig up hundreds of human remains from graves in Vienna's Währing Jewish cemetery? Join reporter Mark Corcoran as he visits a Viennese museum to search for the remains of an 18th-century Jewish baroness. He makes some disturbing discoveries there. This clip from 2007 is the second of two.

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The Breaker, c1973: 'Shoot straight'

This clip is an excerpt from a documentary about Harry 'Breaker' Morant. A narrator details aspects of the courts martial of Lieutenants Morant, Handcock, Picton and Witton during the Boer War. Black-and-white archival photographs, sketches and a letter written by Morant from prison are combined with an interview with a ...

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Belsen for Example, 1985: Concentration camp war trials

This clip shows the Belsen war crimes trial of SS guards from the Belsen concentration camp, held in 1945 in Lüneburg, Germany, before a British military court. The clip uses black-and-white archival newsreel footage that includes commentary and shows military court officials and accused SS guards arriving at the courthouse ...

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Paying for the Past, 2000: 'We want an apology'

This clip shows the staff and offices of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and explores the work of the organisation in seeking restitution for Holocaust survivors from the Second World War, including those who were slave labourers in German industry. Karen Heilig from the Claims Conference makes ...

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Paying for the Past, 2000: 'Work or die'

This clip shows that during the Second World War German industry profited from the exploitation of slave and forced labourers, and refers to class action suits that survivors have brought against these companies. It combines voice-over, black-and-white photographs of labourers in factories, interviews with two survivors, ...

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Paying for the Past, 2000: 'Victims' justice is going to prevail'

This clip shows German President Rau in 1999 officially apologising to slave and forced labourers used by German industry during the Second World War. The footage also shows two lawyers who negotiated a settlement with the German Government on behalf of surviving labourers commenting on the apology. German lawyer Dr Michael ...

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'Bridge work, Burma-Thailand Railway', 1946

This ink, pen and pencil gouache drawing on paper shows prisoners of the Japanese working to build the Burma-Thailand Railway in Thailand during the Second World War. Five men in the foreground, managed by a skeletal comrade, strain up a compacted mud rise bearing a heavy log that will be hewn into bridge supports, planks ...

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Japanese surrender ceremony in Borneo, 1945

This black-and-white photograph shows Major General Uno of the Imperial Japanese Army surrendering his forces to the Allied command at Bandjarmasin in Borneo on 17 September 1945. He is laying his sword on the ground in front of Commanding-Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ewan Murray Robson of 2/31st Infantry Battalion. Robson ...

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Judge Kevin Parker discusses grave human rights violations, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Kevin Parker, vice-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), describing his response to the extent and gravity of war crimes and other human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda. Suggesting that such crimes can be committed ...

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Judge Kevin Parker outlines the complexity of the ICTY process, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Kevin Parker, vice-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), outlining the size and complexity of cases heard by the Tribunal. He says every case involves working in at least three languages to accommodate victims, witnesses, accused, lawyers ...

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Judge Kevin Parker speaks about remorse and forgiveness, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Kevin Parker, vice-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), describing how most people accused of human rights violations before the ICTY have not been remorseful. He suggests that it is therefore difficult for the victims of abuses to offer ...

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Judge Kevin Parker outlines the development of humanitarian law, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Kevin Parker, vice-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), describing how international law dealing with human rights violations was developed from the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals set up after the end of the Second World War. He explains how ...

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Information quest: Ellis Lewin

This is an interactive resource in which students create a word cloud based on the testimony of Holocaust survivor Ellis Lewin. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. After watching a short video of his life story, students consider one aspect of his experience, such as his role in ...