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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.

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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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 10:56:21
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