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Orphans of Buchenwald; Ex-Prisoners Coming Home

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0919 | Film ID: 900

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    Orphans of Buchenwald; Ex-Prisoners Coming Home

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    Description
    (LIB 7016) Orphans of Buchenwald, Buchenwald, Germany, June 19, 1945. LS, large crowd at Buchenwald outdoors on hillside. UNRRA official (woman) handing out papers. 03:23:16 01:46:51 Lilly Engelman (from Hungary and previously at Auschwitz) with the bandage on her face, prepares to board the train to Switzerland. Her sisters, Renee and Piri, appear later in this footage. Children at Buchenwald concentration camp are divided into small groups by UNRRA personnel. MS, American military truck taking the orphans to railroad cars. CUs, climbing off truck with belongings/luggage. US soldiers present. LS, walking towards railroad cars marked "Allied Forces." MS, boys climbing aboard, helping each other. CU, two girls standing inside doorway.

    03:24:31 (LIB 7017) Ex-Prisoners Coming Home, Buchenwald, Germany, June 19, 1945. Seq: Jewish orphans of various nationalities enter train which will transport them to Switzerland. MLS, high angle, UNRRA official talking to boys in front of railroad car, one has banner. LS, orphans walking next to railroad tracks with railroad cars, construction material on ground. MCU, children boarding car 1799-M. LS, high angle, large crowd waits at assembly area as people are given their assigned seats by UNRRA officials.

    03:26:50 (Paris 77) Air View Headquarters and Camp, Rheims and Mailly Subarea Assembly Command, Rheims, France, June 17, 1945. Aerial views, AAC, HQ, Camp Norfolk, Camp Atlanta, Camp New Orleans, Camp Miami, Camp San Antonio and Mailly Subarea HQ. AV, assembly commands. AV, covered tanks, sheds, houses. AV, pitched tents, vehicles, alternating high and low AVs.
    Duration
    00:07:49
    Date
    Event:  1945 June 19
    Production:  1945 June 17-1945 June 19
    Locale
    Buchenwald, Germany
    Reims, France
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
    Camera Operator: Dresner

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    03:22:23:00 to 03:30:12:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 900 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 1994.
    Note
    Duplicate footage on Film ID 312, Story 676.

    Learn more about Lilly Ebert (nee Engelman) at https://newscolony.com/auschwitz-survivor-96-watches-footage-of-herself-in-1945/ or watch her testimony https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/vha16210. It's likely that Lily's late sister Renee appears in the opening shot of the film (the girl on the left who turns her back to the camera).
    Copied From
    1" VM (I)
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1368
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 4812
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:44:58
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    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/irn1000764

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