Cinema: In the Charnel House

Naked Among the Wolves. When the truth was finally told about World War II concentration camps, it was so shattering that the civilized world is still recovering pieces of its conscience. Now East Germany has joined the film makers of France, England and the U.S. with an examination of one of the German charnel houses during the final days of the war.

Into the Buchenwald barracks comes a group of prisoners from Auschwitz. Among them is an ancient Pole bearing perhaps the most unusual luggage ever brought into the camp—a cardboard suitcase containing a...

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