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Kesselring; Mauthausen at liberation

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2022 | Film ID: 842

Kesselring Meeting, Zellam See, Austria, May 8, 1945. VS, occupants of a halted convoy study maps. (The convoy of US vehicles, led by German officer in a German vehicle, attempts to make contact with Field Marshal Albert Kesselring.) MSs, convoy of US jeeps and German jeeps passing camera. VS, convoy pulls into hotel area. MLS, train pulls into railroad station at Saalfelden. CU, Nazi insignia. INTs (underexposed footage), meeting between German Gen. Westphal and other officers.

Field Marshal Kesselring, Bertchesgaden, Germany, May 10, 1945. MSs, CUs, Field Marshal Albert Kesselring with Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor pose for photographers. MSs, Marshal Kesselring, Gen. Taylor and Maj. Gen. Gerald J. Higgins. MSs, Marshal Kesselring and unidentified German officer walk through gardens.

Concentration Camp, Mauthausen, Austria, May 11, 1945. MSs, CUs, large pile of naked emaciated bodies awaiting burial. MSs, German civilians with help of bulldozer dig graves. MSs, Group of inmates of camp. Ind CUs, inmates of women's section of camp. CU, woman with young baby/newborn.

Event Date
May 8-11, 1945
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Mauthausen, Austria
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 10:56:43
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