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Nazi atrocities and other newsreels

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

"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
Event:  1945 April
Production:  1945
Paderborn, Germany
Ohrdruf, Germany
Hadamar, Germany
Holzen, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:47:22
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