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FDR's death; Nordhausen concentration camp

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2011 | Film ID: 839

(LIB 5407) Roosevelt's Death, London, England, April 13, 1945. CUs, three US soldiers in Grosvenor Square read headlines announcing the death of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. MCUs, flags flying at half mast over US Embassy. CUs, US soldiers and British civilians reading papers in Leicester Square. VS, two soldiers look at paper enclosed in glass showing photo of Pres. Roosevelt and VP Harry S. Truman. LS, US and British flags at half-mast on other buildings of city. EXT shots, soldiers and civilians enter and leave Westminster Abbey.

(LIB 5568) Concentration Camp, Nordhausen, Germany, April 12, 1945. LSs, German civilians cart corpses to common burial ground outside of camp. CUs, mutilated mangled bodies lying on ground. LS, Catholic chaplain conducts rites for dead at altar set up on hood of jeep. VS, walking inmates and the sick on litters are placed aboard ambulances. CUs, victims lying on litters. MSs, CUs, US medics help the aged victims board trucks. CUs, released, 'wild-eyed' prisoner seated on the ground with a pot of food between his legs. He licks the ladle and talks to soldiers around him. CUs, mutilated sections of human bodies.

Event:  April 12-13, 1945
Nordhausen, Germany
London, England
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:51
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