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Liberating, providing aid to survivors at Buchenwald

Film | Accession Number: 2006.217.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0662 | Film ID: 308

US Army assisting survivors of Buchenwald and shots of the dead and dying. Ambulance with Red Cross drives through gate into camp compound, past brick building labeled 59, many GIs walking around, can see several other same kind of brick buildings. MCU some kind of entryway past brick wall manned by GIs thru which German civilians are filing into or out of camp. HAS of GI smoking next to wall as civilians pass. MS civilians in line on grounds of camp, a number of GIs pass camera. MCU of corpse covered partially by blanket next to brick wall. CU of head and staring eyes, then back to previous shot. MLS GIs lined up outside an entryway to building or barrack 60, pan right down length of building to yard full of GIs walking around, jeeps in BG. GIs carry survivor out on stretcher to ambulance, can see one GI with camera, lots of GI activity. MS survivor comes out of building with bag slung over shoulder still in prison uniform, gets into ambulance. MLS as ambulance drives away. MS another prisoner in uniform is assisted by GIs as he gets into ambulance. MCU another prisoner hobbles painfully to ambulance, then a third with mournful expression struggles to get in. On back of his jacket is large red square.

Event:  April-May 1945
Production:  Spring 1945
Buchenwald, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of the Family of Anthony S. Brooke
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:04:00
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