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Nazi atrocities and other newsreels

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2216 | Film ID: 859

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    Nazi atrocities and other newsreels

    Overview

    Description
    "Nazi Atrocities" segment of US Army "Special Film Report" (part of reels 3 and 4).
    Evidence of atrocities in several captured German concentration camps, including Holzen, Paderborn, Hadamar, and Ohrdruf. LS, camp entrance in Holzen, Germany. MS, CUs, Russian, Polish, Czech and Jewish prisoners behind barbed-wire fence, smiling. Undernourished prisoners. MS, EXT men standing along barracks. VCUs, individual faces. MS, picking lice from body of another. Pan of survivors, facing camera. Former Russian prisoners raid food stores at Paderborn camp. Crowd pushing, eating from tins. US Army jeep enters liberated camp at Hadamar, US flag hangs from entrance. INT, War Crimes Investigation Teams interrogate Adolf Merckel, Dr. Wahlmann, and nurse Karl Willig re. medical experimentation and morphine. LS, from above, gravesite at Hadamar. Exhumation, doctor performing autopsies. [Reel 4:] Corpses at Ohrdruf. CUs, naked, burned skin, patchy, lime. Soldier talks to group of survivors. German civilians getting out of truck, guided through camp. Pile of corpses. Forced to go inside barracks with more bodies. Two Nazis (convicted as slave laborers) escorted by MPs, forced inside barracks. CUs as they exit. MS, from rear, crowd of soldiers look at crematory. Pan, ashes, body parts. Group of congressmen and press editors view the camp, listening to US soldier.
    Film Title
    Nazi Atrocities
    Duration
    00:07:13
    Date
    Event:  1945 April
    Production:  1945
    Locale
    Paderborn, Germany
    Ohrdruf, Germany
    Hadamar, Germany
    Holzen, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Documentary.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    05:35:34:00 to 05:42:47:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 859 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 1994.
    Note
    The four reels of NARA #111 SFR 51 [from 05:12:08 to 05:46:23] contain a US Army "Special Film Report" that is a compilation of newsreels. Material covered includes: FDR Laid to Rest; Phillippine Operations; Advance on Okinawa; Accident Aboard USS Hancock; Activities in Burma; Nazi Atrocities; and President Truman addresses Congress.
    Reel 1 starts at 05:12:08; Reel 2 starts at 05:20:00; Reel 3 starts at 05:29:44; Reel 4 starts at 05:39:41
    Copied From
    16mm; 35mm b/w print
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 162
    Source Archive Number: 111 SFR 51 R1-4
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-05 07:33:10
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