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Buchenwald; bombing of countryside

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2254 | Film ID: 849

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    Buchenwald; bombing of countryside

    Overview

    Description
    Slate: "Mainzer / SFP 186 / Buchenwald / Roll MM-8 / 4-16-1945". MS, shirtless thin man sitting against red barn wall at Buchenwald camp. Another man, older with a shirt on. German civilians walking inside camp, forced to confront the atrocities. Two inmates in striped uniforms seated on a bench against barracks. Civilians walk through an opening in wooden barricade/wall. Slate: "Mainzer / SFP 186 / Buchenwald / Roll MM-9 / 4-16-1945". Pile of corpses with barracks in background. Bodies on flatbed, faces, feet, from various angles. German civilians touring the camp, survivors peering over wall. Upset German civilians viewing bodies (same as earlier shot). Aerial view of town, bombs being dropped, fields, farmland, river. Pan up to sky. Brighter bombing of town. Countryside. More bombing. Soldiers (American?) filing out of barracks, standing in front of tent, waiting in line, getting rations. Two truckloads of soldiers drive away onto road. More bombing of train, more destruction. Closer shot of town. Bombing of industrial plant.
    Duration
    00:18:24
    Date
    Event:  April 16-17, 1945
    Locale
    Buchenwald, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army Air Forces.
    Camera Operator: Arthur J. Mainzer
    Camera Operator: Voelker
    Camera Operator: Thomas
    Camera Operator: Lindsay
    Biography
    Arthur Mainzer (1923-) was a cameraman in the 4th Combat Camera Unit of the 9th Air Force. The Combat Camera Unit was tasked with creating Air Force training films at Hal Roach Studios. After completing training at the Air Force Photo Technical School in Denver, CO and the First Motion Picture Unit in Culver, City, CA, Mainzer was deployed to Europe. He was filming bomb damage by the Allied Air Forces with Captain Ellis Carter when they heard about Buchenwald and drove there by jeep on April 13, 1945. Mainzer and Carter filmed conditions at the camp on Kodak color film stock using two handheld 16mm film cameras. The footage was then sent to headquarters in London for processing.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    07:01:12:00 to 07:19:36:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Master 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Master 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Master 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 849 Video: Betacam SP - color - 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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 1994.
    Note
    This corresponds to the still photo we often discuss as having been rejected for use as the opening of the PE.

    Mainzer was filming bomb damage by the Allied Air Forces with Captain Ellis Carter when they heard about Buchenwald and drove there by jeep on April 13, 1945. Mainzer and Carter filmed conditions at the camp on Kodak color film stock using two handheld 16mm film cameras. The footage was then sent to headquarters in London for processing.

    USHMM replaced the online streaming video with a new, higher resolution digital file produced for the VHH project. The 16mm film source from NARA was scanned by the Austrian Filmmuseum in 2021.
    Copied From
    16mm
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 148
    Source Archive Number: 18 SFP 9126
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:05:15
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