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Scenes of Ludwigslust at Liberation

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0850 | Film ID: 830

Remnants of Nazism, Ludwigslust, Germany, May 6, 1945. MCU, German civilians coming out of concentration camp building after viewing bodies of victims. Woman is very distraught, crying into kerchief. More civilians leaving building. LS, square. LS, MS, CU American soldiers entering and leaving same building.

Digging Graves, Ludwigslust, Germany, May 6, 1945. LSs, MSs, CUs, German civilians digging graves for the concentration camp victims. MSs, CUs, German civilians walking past graves, viewing the bodies. American/Army flags. VIP, US and other soldiers exit building. Salute. Crowd in town. Military police directing crowds of civilians back. Milling around. Tank with soldiers at edge of country road. Soldiers at attention. Jeeps driving into town. Marching, saluting, standing.

Generals Meet, Magdeburg, Germany, May 7, 1945. Seq: Maj Gen Leland S Hobbs with unidentified Russian general in front of 30th Div, XIX Corps HQ. MSs, convoys with generals arriving at HQ. MS, Russian general delivering speech. MSs, generals and party inspecting Color Guard of 30th Div Soldiers.

Concentration Camp Atrocities, Ludwigslust, Germany, May 6, 1945. MS, CU, dead victim of concentration camp lying on ground. MS, soldiers taking pictures of bodies. MS, LS, German civilians driving wagons with bodies from the concentration camp. LSs, women's section of camp. MSs, women prisoners standing in doorways and windows of camp buildings. MS, guard watch tower in corner of camp.

Event:  1945 May 06
Ludwigslust, Germany
Magdeburg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:45
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