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Liberation of Ebensee concentration camp: caring for sick survivors; crematorium

Film | Accession Number: 1992.272.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0798 | Film ID: 513

(color) Traun Lake and castle in the town of Ebensee. Local Austrians. Roadside statue of Jesus. Town street scene, men walking, guest-house. CU, baby in carriage. Mountains.

Good views of Ebensee concentration camp, electrified barbed wire fence, barracks. Men carry large pots of soup. Survivors walk past camera in striped uniforms, one is quite young. CUs, survivors, some with red triangles, eating. Pan, emaciated inmates, some lying on stretchers. American soldiers with the US Air Force and USAF ambulances in the BG. Soldiers (some African-Americans) help the sick on stretchers into ambulances. HAS single chimney smokestack from crematorium building. Group of soldiers converse near military vehicles. Rows of graves, many with Star of David. Young men smoke cigarettes and speak with soldiers, CUs as they demonstrate. Repeat shots of camp environs with men carrying food pails, survivors eating, and the sick on stretchers. Removing folded stretchers from ambulance with Red Cross. Overloaded wagon with furniture. Jesus statue. Man in a barracks window. Boys eat from bowls. Men pick up stones from the ground. "Greek Commission" painted on military car. Mountains. Entrance to camp. Men converse by military vehicles. Scorched camp building. Rows of graves. Caring for the sick. Camp nestled in pine tree groves. Quick shot of words painted on exterior of barracks. Group of survivors pose for a photograph (notice camera and metal flash). More repeat/similar shots. HAS of Ebensee camp behind barbed wire fencing. Man in guard house with a "P" armband.

(Black and white) Inspection of crematorium. US soldiers show bones and ashes. Empty Zyklon B canisters.

Event:  1945 May
Ebensee, Austria
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University
Record last modified: 2021-07-15 09:34:58
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