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Religious service at Dachau concentration camp

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0842 | Film ID: 827

(LIB 6571) Atrocities at Dachau, Germany, May 3,5,6,9, 1945. INTs, Catholic mass for imprisoned priests. EXTs, chaplain holds services for camp inmates. CUs, individuals at services. CU, rosary beads. Rear views, priests with "X" and "KL" on backs of their coats. MS, altar. LS, crowd at Jewish service carrying flags (May 6, 1945). CU, Rabbi David Max Eichhorn with Torah, speaking to crowd. MSs, crowd, woman singing, speaking, crying. Woman giving flowers to the rabbi. Dr. Dortheimer stands to the left of the Rabbi; according to the testimony in RG-60.3006, Dortheimer was introduced at the service as “leader of the Jewish Community.” LS, men in crowd carrying flags of United Nations. AVs, Dachau camp. Pan, barracks, tree-lined road, watchtower, woods, gate. Another AV of Dachau, from a greater distance (VQ: poor contrast, overcast day, underexposed footage, scratches on film). MS, inmates removing bodies from barracks building and placing them in the street. Truckload of steaming pots of soup?. People milling about truck. Shots of Catholic mass, CUs of priests, altar, and cross with Christ. MSs, CUs, bodies in railroad car at siding. (Some are covered with snow.) CU, statue. AV, Dachau camp, square, people, buildings.

Event:  May 3-9, 1945
Dachau, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:47:50
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