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Buchenwald, Soldiers in Germany

Film | Accession Number: 1991.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0019 | Film ID: 3

Various LS views of camp. CU of a searchlight, the camera pans down to the square of the camp, smaller searchlights are in the FG. Camera pans down to barracks and across the plaza. People are scattered and walking around. MS of a clock/tower (from side), closer shot. CU of a prisoner's back with marked coat (a square of striped fabric over a red X). There is a crowd behind him. Another survivor with similar marking on back (no X). CU of a survivor with a hat, explaining something, gesturing in a wheel-like motion with hands, a patch with an X is on her back, dancing around in a circle. CU of a man showing his rotten/missing teeth. CU of a tattoo. CU of a young man with glasses. CU of an older man who takes off his cap. CU of a boy looking around, he smiles and laughs at the end. US soldiers sit near the edge of a road. Smoke comes from a bomb. Jeeps drive and soldiers run through the deserted town. (soft focus) Tanks, US infantry walk through streets. Shots of civilians and soldiers in the village. Tanks in field, cemetery. Sign reading "Nach Borenden 4 km." Tankers in front of wrecked town. US troops/tanks move through small village. Various shots of people leaving town with bags and baby carriages. CU of an armband with a red cross symbol.

Event:  March-April 1945
Buchenwald, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:05:18
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