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Buchenwald; US destroying German weapons

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2014 | Film ID: 840

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    Buchenwald; US destroying German weapons

    Overview

    Description
    (LIB 5569) Bridge Crossing, Saalfeld, Germany, April 14, 1945. SEQ: Tanks of 607th TD and 735th Tank Bn move through streets. LSs, rear views, infantry men of 87th Div atop several of the tanks as they pass camera. MSs, Maj Gen Troy Middleton and Maj Gen Frank L Culin question German officer. LS, vehicles pass over steel treadway pontoon bridge. MS, Maj Gens watch vehicles crossing. Head-on shot, tank crosses steel treadway pontoon bridge. VS, soldiers righting caisson which has falled partly between treadways.

    (LIB 5570) German Railroad Gun, Unter-Steinach, Germany, April 14, 1945. SEQ: US soldiers inspect 240mm RR gun found on siding. CU, huge hole in side of gun.

    (LIB 5571) Concentration Camp, Weimar, Germany, April 14, 1945. Views of the Buchenwald camp. Survivor speaking to French officer. Bodies stacked on trucks. INT of the crematoria. CU, oven door open showing bones of human skeleton. MSs, former prisoners of the camp. MLS, mangled and mutilated cadavers stacked on floor. US officers entering the camp area. A very young survivor holds the hand of any older boy. The young boy is Joseph Schleifstein, born 7 March 1941 in Poland [See Photo Archives photo #85913, #07230]. Long pan, prison buildings. Survivors wandering around.

    (LIB 5572) Destroyed German Civilian Weapons, Kronach, Germany, April 14, 1945. Seq: German civilians stacking rifles against wall of building. LSs, street with white banners hanging from windows of houses. Seq: Soldiers of 101st Regt, 26th Div, destroy weapons of civilians by smashing them against the curbs and street and twisting them in the gratings. CU pile of destroyed rifles.
    Duration
    00:09:12
    Date
    Event:  1945 April 14
    Locale
    Buchenwald, Germany
    Weimar, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
    Camera Operator: Fox
    Camera Operator: Downard
    Camera Operator: Anders

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    06:11:22:00 to 06:20:34:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 840 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

    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.
    Copied From
    35mm print
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1156
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 3997
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:50:03
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