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Orphans of Buchenwald; Ex-Prisoners Coming Home

Film | Accession Number: 1992.254.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0676 | Film ID: 312

(LIB 7016) Orphans of Buchenwald, Buchenwald, Germany, June 19, 1945. LS, large crowd at Buchenwald outdoors on hillside. UNRRA official (woman) handing out papers. 01:46:51 Lilly Engelman (from Hungary and previously at Auschwitz) with the bandage on her face, prepares to board the train to Switzerland. Her sisters, Renee and Piri, appear later in this footage. Children at Buchenwald concentration camp are divided into small groups by UNRRA personnel. MS, American military truck taking the orphans to railroad cars. CUs, climbing off truck with belongings/luggage. US soldiers present. LS, walking towards railroad cars marked "Allied Forces." MS, boys climbing aboard, helping each other. CU, two girls standing inside doorway.

(LIB 7017) Ex-Prisoners Coming Home, Buchenwald, Germany, June 19, 1945. Seq: Jewish orphans of various nationalities enter train which will transport them to Switzerland. MLS, high angle, UNRRA official talking to boys in front of railroad car, one has banner. LS, orphans walking next to railroad tracks with railroad cars, construction material on ground. MCU, children boarding car 1799-M. LS, high angle, large crowd waits at assembly area as people are given their assigned seats by UNRRA officials.

Nonessential segment:
01:50:28 to 01:53:50 (Paris 77) Air View Headquarters and Camp, Rheims and Mailly Subarea Assembly Command, Rheims, France, June 17, 1945. Aerial views, AAC, HQ, Camp Norfolk, Camp Atlanta, Camp New Orleans, Camp Miami, Camp San Antonio and Mailly Subarea HQ. AV, assembly commands. AV, covered tanks, sheds, houses. AV, pitched tents, vehicles, alternating high and low AVs.

Event:  1945 June 19
Production:  1945 June 17-1945 June 19
Buchenwald, Germany
Reims, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:24
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