Rare, unseen footage from the Holocaust (WARNING: Graphic Images)

IN HONOR OF HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: Night and Fog (French: Nuit et brouillard) is a 1955 French documentary short film, directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

Night and Fog was made in collaboration by two survivors of the Holocaust, including writer Jean Cayrol and composer Hanns Eisler. The film was shot entirely in the year 1955 and is composed of contemporary shots of the camps and stock footage. Resnais and Cayrol found the film very difficult to make due to its graphic nature and subject matter. The film faced difficulties with French censors unhappy with a shot of a French police officer in the film, and with the German embassy in France, who attempted to halt the film’s release at the Cannes Film Festival.

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