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German soldiers advance; Jewish forced labor

Film | Accession Number: 1991.260.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0282 | Film ID: 201

The German military enters Riga, Latvia: jeeps (some full of soldiers, some pulling ammunition) drive through cobblestoned city streets. Views of destruction all around: bodies and dead horses, rubble, shattered buildings. A sense of grim, utter destruction pervades these shots, with one notable pan of the bombed-out facades ending at an artist sitting in the street, sketching the sight. Rounded-up Jews, many in suits, some bearded and in religious garb, jump off the back of an open truck, shovels in hand. They are made to dig in field/orchard, then move large rocks, under supervision of German soldier, who struts and shouts commands. Medium CU of men taking off their shirts. Strong sense of fear, intimidation.

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:01:08
Event Date
June/July 1941
Locale
Soviet Union
Riga, Latvia
Language
German
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
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