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Border control; Dachau and crematory

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2000 | Film ID: 835

(Munich 283) Border Control Security, Vicinity of Hof, Germany, June 20, 1946. LS, troopers of the 28th Constabulary Squad leaving command post "on the double" at Bad Steben, near Russian border, and getting into jeeps and M-8 armored cars. Jeeps and M-8 squadron travelling through town of Bad Steben on way to border. Scenes of the squadron moving through countryside past RR and station at Lichtenberg. Two jeeps and an M-8 taking their postions at border. Shot from top of jeep showing sign at roadway, "American Territory." Russian guard seen on other side. MS of sign giving warning that unauthorized crossing of border is forbidden.

(Munich 267) Crematory, Dachau, Germany, July 1, 1946. CU, sign: "This area is being retained as a shrine to the 238,000 individuals who were cremated here. Please do not destroy." MLS, wooden box which was used to store the ashes of cremated victims. CU, sign: "Pistol Range for executions." Two soldiers inspecting pistol range. CU, mound of earth which was used to stop bullets. Two soldiers speaking to a Polish farmer, a survivor of Dachau. Two soldiers inspecting site of graves and tree from which vicitms were hung. CU, sign: "Crematory." CU, sign: "Crematory, Dachau Concentration Camp." CU, sign: "Ashes were stored here."

Event:  June 20-July 1, 1946
Dachau, Germany
Hof, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:53
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