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Arnoldsweiler Concentration Camp

Film | Accession Number: 1991.256.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0126 | Film ID: 153

Gate of Anrnoldsweiler is opened by US soldier. Polish and Russian women prisoners are led through the gate. MSs, CUs, smiling faces of the releases women prisoners. Close up of soldier, "Hi Mom." MCU, large group, ex-prisoners speak to US soldiers and walk hand in hand through prison gate. Pan, CU, happy faces, different types of Polish and Russian political prisoners who were liberated by the US First Army. MSs, CU dead German soldier, face down in trench. MSs, CUs, German civilians and soldiers, escorted by US soldier with rifle, marched to POW camp. (Note: This concentration camp housed Polish and Russian political prisoners, used by Germans as agricultural workers). Former Russian & Polish civilian inmates in town talking in groups, very animated. Political prisoners as well. Men and women washing utensils outside on bench. Meat in a pot. Collection of shoes on ground. Two men carrying blankets and a tub of water. Piling corpses (soldiers?) onto little flatbed. Gully/ditch along edge of camp; barbed wire view from watchtower. View of tower, pan of barbed wire fences. Various shots of women hanging out by village wall/store; soldiers. [Footage shows rebuilding of lives.] Bombing over sea.

Event:  1945 February
Bergenhausen, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:27
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