German concentration camp in Holzen; destruction in German town
- Event Date
- 1945 April 08
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 5215) German Concentration Camp, Holzen, Germany, April 8, 1945. LSs, soldiers of 329th Regiment, 83rd Division, near German concentration camp. CUs, Russian, Polish, Czech and Jewish prisoners behind barbed-wire fence. VS, undernourished prisoners. MS, internee picking lice from body of another internee. Officers and soldiers speaking with internees. 02:11:58 The newly liberated prisoner, Adriaan Thomson, with his hands clasped together talks to an American officer. MSs, officers leaving cave where French and Italian slave labor was employed making V-1 buzz bombs.
(LIB 5216) Pockets, Schmallenberg, Germany, April 8, 1945. LSs, P-47s dive bombing and strafing town just before it fell to Gen. Courtney Hodge's First Army. LS, M-4 tank firing 76mm gun. LS, shells exploding in town. LSs, P-47s strafing buring town. Silhouette, rear view, soldier looking at burning town. MSs, soldiers cautiously advancing along walls and streets of wrecked town. MS, M-4 tank moving through street. MSs, German prisoners and civilians walking past burning buildings.
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