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US Army; Suicides at Leipzig; exhumations at Gardelegen

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2013 | Film ID: 839

Early Morning Patrol (B Co, 3rd Platoon, 406th Regt, 102nd Inf Div), Klotze, Germany, April 20, 1945. MSs, CUs, two soldiers with blackened faces in wooded area. CUs, soldier writes message he receives over walkie-talkie. Patrol moving thru thickly wooded area and across open field. MSs, CUs, patrol members speak to German farmers who are at work in field. Follow shots, farmer leads patrol thru orchard to farmhouse and barn.

1056th Engineers Complete Wesel Bridge, Germany, April 20, 1945. LS, Completed bridge over Rhine River. VS, transports logs to pile driver located in middle of river. CUs, pile driver operator at work. LSs, pile driver in operation.

Suicides at Leipzig, Germany, April 20, 1945. INTs, suicide victims lie in City Hall office building. The victims include the Mayor of Leipzig, his wife and daughter and two German Volksturm officers. CU, vial which contained poison. CUs, two German officers. CU, armband on sleeve of one corpse. VS, Leipzig Rathaus.

(LIB 5866) "Murder Inc" Atrocity, Gardelegen, Germany, April 21, 1945. Seq: Male civilians gather at City Hall where they are given instructions to dig graves for burial of atrocity victims. Full screen view, male civilians carrying shovels are marched to scene of disinterment. VS, male civilians disinter bodies of the victims. MSs, CUs, placing bodies on ground for identification purposes. CU, face of corpse.

Event:  1945 April 20
Gardelegen, Germany
Leipzig, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:56
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