I watched this video as a follow-up to The Sorrow and the Pity. Resnais film is disturbing because it presents the building of the camps as a series of practical steps, fixing on the design of the buildings, the industries that were interested in using the labour, way the camps were laid out, how the people got there. The fact that they had orchestras and brothels. What they did with the by-products. What sort of medical experiments they performed.
It's a beautifully crafted documentary, my only reservation is that watching these things is so upsetting. I live on my own and absorbing this material can depress me for days. How much should we expose ourselves to these 'horrors'?