Atrocities at Dachau
- Event Date
- 1945 May 03
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 6573) Atrocities at Dachau, Dachau, Germany, May 3, 1945. MSs, CUs, starved prisoners scrambling for food in queue. MSs to CU, emaciated prisoner is helped toward camera by two other inmates. MSs, CU, Jewish boy, a prisoner in various camps for four years, playing an accordion. Pan, men in line, some with hands raised in air. CUs, valves and fixtures in gas execution chamber. CU, nude bodies of victims. CU, can of cyanide powder. MSs, inmates cooking around small fires. MCU, an inmate scrapes food from pan. CU, young inmate spoons soup from bowl. CUs, faces of former inmates. Full screen view, former inmates at ceremony. MS, German civilians view bodies in crematorium through open door. CU, sign in German on door of crematorium: "Cleanliness is a duty here. Therefore do not forget to wash hands." CU, German women crying.
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