Senators visit Buchenwald; checking IDs; destroyed trains; military vehicles
- Event Date
- April 23-24, 1945
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 5927) Congressional Group, Weimar, Germany, April 24, 1945. MSs, CUs, officers speaking to the Senators at Buchenwald concentration camp. MSs, Senators viewing stack of naked bodies. MS, Senator Alben W Barkley standing next to pile of bodies. MSs, black soldiers speaking with group of senators. VS, Gen Omar N. Bradley talking with the senators. Seq: Senatorial group is met by Lt Gen Walter B Smith at the airfield. MS, Gen Dwight D Eisenhower and group of Senators come out of building and enter car.
(LIB 5928) Checking Civilians at Duisburg, Germany, April 23, 1945. Seq: Soldiers of the 13th Inf Regt, 8th Div, checking identification papers of civilians, weeding out German soldiers who donned civilian clothes. Long line of civilians on street; LS, MCU civilians and soldier check IDs. Women on street.
(LIB 5929) Record Coverage Railyards, Nuremberg, Germany, April 24, 1945. VSs, completely destroyed boxcars and locomotives, some of them standing on end. HLS, pan, thousands of freight cars in marshalling yard, most of them are destroyed. MSs, wrecked railroad station.
(LIB 5930) Armored Columns, Dinkelsbuhl, Germany, April 21, 1945. VS, armored vehicles of the 12th Armored Div, XXI Corps, moving through streets of town. White flags are hanging from almost every home. CU, middle-aged German civilian smoking pipe, watching incoming vehicles. MS, CU, smiling German boy watching vehicles.
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