Decades after the Nazi death camps were finally closed; exclusive new footage from Soviet Film Archives has emerged revealing the true extent of the horrors before what we now know as the Holocaust. While we often think of the camp system as a killing machine of gas chambers at places like Auschwitz, this new film shows Germany was killing on a massive scale earlier than thought. There was another side to the killing, one that is rarely seen or talked about in the West. On the Eastern Front, the figure is estimated as being over one and a half million innocent people shot and buried in mass graves. When Doctor Jeremy Hicks, a Russian Film Historian, visited the Russian State Archive in 2006 what he saw took his breath away. He learned that locked away, there was unseen footage. It shows that the Holocaust wasn't just about industrialized killing, people actually came face-to-face with the perpetrators... This footage opens a new chapter, and it is truly shocking, so it was not an easy decision to show it - you will be shocked when you watch it, but it is important that you do. These are the earliest films of the Holocaust, the initial stage, the mass killing by bullets. This preceded the construction of the camps, the gas chambers and crematoria.