In 1945, more than 30,000 German concentration camp survivors arrived by boat to Malmo, Sweden. There, news photographers filmed their tentative re-entry to a life of freedom.
It’s powerful footage – and was also rather anonymous until film director Magnus Gertten started researching passenger lists and tracking down some of the survivors.
In his documentary, Every Face Has a Name, he shows the footage to these survivors – and the moments when they recognize themselves or their loves ones are truly moving. The film is part of a larger initiative to identify as many Holocaust survivors from the footage as possible. Learn more here.