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Invading Soviet Villages

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.260.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0254 | Film ID: 200

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    Invading Soviet Villages


    Libau in flames. Nazi officer with (moving) camera. Infantry moving into Schaulen. Lots of soldiers on shiny horseback prancing into town. Civilians hand flowers to soldiers. Soldiers given propaganda newspapers "Die Front" as they go by. Nazi soldier lying on ground. LS sunlight filtering through smoke. German soldiers arresting POWs in wheat field. Sparkly light. A few (Russian) POWs limping towards German soldiers. One is clearly injured, shirtless. Sign: "Jonava." LS rubble, church in BG. INT and EXT of synagogue. The narration indicates that this is the only building left undisturbed by the retreating Soviets, and that the Jews were working with the communists to terrorize the general population. Some shots of the Jewish population, including a few religious Jews, with the narration, "Jewish Ghetto types; scum of humanity." Kids roused out of homes (genuine feeling of fear and confusion), rounded up in village street. Citizens greet their "liberators" -- good shots of German soldiers receiving flowers from women. Images of Nazi cameramen.
    Event:  1941 July
    Censor:  1941 July 09
    Jonava, Lithuania
    Libau [Liepaja], Latvia
    Soviet Union
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:24:22:00 to 01:27:36:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at to sign a release, or submit the online request form at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany in September 1991. The footage was transferred at Bibo TV in Germany and obtained as research for the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
    This footage has no reel number attached at BA. Reel numbers are confusing for this newsreel.
    Copied From
    35mm; b/w
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 847
    Source Archive Number: DW 566/29/41 R3
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:54:33
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