Buchenwald; bombing of countryside
- Event Date
- April 16-17, 1945
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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.
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