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Germans in Occupied Ukraine

Film | Accession Number: 1992.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0654 | Film ID: 305

Footage shot by a German cameraman during Germany's occupation of Ukraine in World War II. Footage with German photographers traveling through the Ukraine photographing cities, villages, and collective farms. The most extensive footage is taken with a female photographer from her trip to Ukraine in the summer of 1943. She traveled by plane and car from southern Ukraine (the Melitopol region) just north of Crimea, then along the Dnepr River northward over Dnepropetrovsk to Kiev and then due west to Rovno and then the border of General Government.

Reel 12: 06:34:15 MS Local women on planks packing mud into building frame. CU of mud packing. 06:34:28 LS Crowd of people in FG work on mud, large barrel in BG and a string of houses or barracks in BG, with man in uniform overseeing. Officer directing placement on a roof frame. CU young girl packs mud into building frame. Officer talks to woman in roadcar, examines documents. 06:35:03 MS Abandoned tank in field. Man walks livestock by tank. 06:35:35 MS two soldiers talk to third in helmet at sentry post on bridge in marsh. MS Officer in white coat talks to three local men. 06:35:47 AV Deep ravines (Kiev region?). CU German officer studies map sitting in car. 06:36:09 LS, VS Harvesting and threshing of wheat. 06:37:10 MS Man pours bucket of water from well. 06:37:19 MS Men drill stone and break up rocks with sledgehammers, women pass stones down line. 06:37:38 MS and LS two boys cut wheat on horse-drawn combine. 06:38:19 WS of wheat/corn field. Car passes abandoned tank on road. 06:38:51 MS Tractor pulls wagons full of workers coming in from field, smiling and some waving to camera. Carpenters at work atop roof of house. AV of farm. 06:39:12 MLS Pastoral view of tractor plowing up field at twilight.

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Event:  1943
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:24
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