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Allied POW camp; Buchenwald

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0855 | Film ID: 831

Attempt at Danube Crossing, Near Neustadt, Germany, April 27, 1945. Seq: Soldiers of 2nd Br. 395th regt, 99th Inf Div, rest behind dike. LSs, MSs, CU, troops carrying assault boats make their way unopposed through forest. MSs, troops pinned down beside assault boats in woods. VS, crew fires mortar in wooded area. LS, medics carry wounded soldier on litter. MSs, MCU, soldier hurriedly digs foxhole beside assault boat.

Allied POW Camp, Moosburg, Germany, April 29, 1945. LS, Prisoner of war camp known as Stalag 7A which housed 29,284 Allied prisoners. (Half were Americans, mostly Air Corps; included among remainder were Russian, British and French prisoners.) LS, MS, entrance to camp with US flag flying from pole. MSs, two liberated US soldiers stand in front of tank. LS taken from guard town showing camp grounds and liberated prisoners milling about. MS, group of Allied prisoners, mainly Russian, in conversation. CUs, various Allied prisoners. Seq: US prisoners cooking homemade blower stoves; tents in BG. Large group of liberated prisoners tease baker as he attempts to bake cake.

FUSA Prisoners, Langenzenn, Germany, April 28, 1945. VS, German prisoners captured by Third US Army. CU, aged prisoner talking to MP.

US Editors at Concentration Camp, Buchenwald, Germany, April 25, 1945. Pan from pile of Nazi concentration camp victims to group of US editors. Full screen view, emaciated cadavers of concentration camp. CU, MCUs, starved, living prisoners of the camp lying in cots. CU. MSs, Brig. Gen. Frank A Allen of Public Relations Dept., SHAEF, conducts tour of camp. MSs, CU, dead lie in a heap outside of building.

Oise Salvage, Reims, France, April 27, 1945. MSs, CUs, Russian guard who was injured when grenade exploded in salvage yard is placed on litter and carried away.

Event:  April 25-29, 1945
Buchenwald, Germany
Moosburg, Germany
Reims, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:45
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