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Mass funeral service, Neuenberg; UNWCC visit to Buchenwald

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0851 | Film ID: 830

(LIB 6133) Atrocity, Neuenburg, Germany, April 29, 1945. Seq: Civilian population gathers for reburial of slave laborers killed by the German SS troops. Wooden coffins are carried by women and men to lawn of government building. CUs, faces and bodies of murdered victims. VS, procession of men carrying bodies in open coffins marches through streets.

(LIB 6114) Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, Germany, April 26, 1945. Seq: United Nations War Crimes Commission officers visit camp site. Group tours camp. Included in those photographed are Mr. Oldham, Australia; Mr. Stavropoulos, Greece; Wing Commander Hopkins, Canada; Lt Col Hodgson, US; Commander J. Latta and Lt Prowse (of Adam Stark's staff). CUs, wooden tiers used as berths for the sick of the camp. Officials examine ovens used for cremation of victims. CU, pile of dead bodies of victims. CU, ovens in which bodies were burned. ECU, opened oven door, inside are bones. MLS, monument commemorating the 51,000 Jews who died in the camp. Young civilian women carrying coffins in town. LS crowds in front of small white "mansion". LS, alongside "driveway" of building, more than 100 coffins (with corpses) laid out. MS, women and men adding a coffin. LS, cemetery viewed through scene of crowd, focus on a soldier in the crowd, sequence of shots of crowd. CU and LS, priest at podium. Former inmate speaking at podium(?). CU on two inmates carrying coffins (Bodies do not fit properly in coffins). Civilian men carrying coffins through streets, pause, lay coffins on the street. Marching through countryside-civilian boys(?). MS to MLS, continue march with coffins.

Event:  April 26-29, 1945
Buchenwald, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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