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Atrocities at Dachau Concentration Camp

Film | Accession Number: 1990.492.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0008 | Film ID: 2

(LIB 6572) Atrocities at Dachau, Germany, May 3, 1945. INTs and EXTs, gas execution chamber with sign over door in German: "Brausebad" (Shower Bath). CU, pan to ceiling, gas vents; two holes on wall. ECU, one gas "nozzle." CU, floor; bigger vent (against wall). MS, pan to ceiling pipes. CU, 2 soldiers (one looks mournful, one disgusted). Piles of bodies in room adjoining gas chamber. SLATE: Marthey. MLS, Dachau train station. CU sign on building wall "Dachau." CU, street sign with cut-out, low relief sculptures. US armed entrance/gate to camp; two story barracks in BG. Sign: "Quarantine. Typhus. This concentration camp is off limits to all civil and military personnel. By order of Gen Patch, CG, Seventh Army." CU, Christian altar in camp. CU, Mary and Jesus. CU, cross, altar, plaques. MS, horse drawn wagons removing bodies from camp are led thru streets by German civilians wearing gas masks. Passing train tracks and trains. View from behind, CU corpses. CU, man with gas mask leading horse. Seq: Capt. Rabbi David Max Eichhorn, Jewish chaplain of the US XV Corps, steps from jeep and is greeted by inmates. An inmate hands the chaplain a bouquet of flowers. Full screen view, male inmates attending ceremonies. Several are in tears. MS, crowd from behind, flags. WS, women, crowd. CU, prisoner at podium speaking. Well-dressed men along road; long procession of inmates; carts of skeletons.

Event:  1945 May 03
Dachau, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:51
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