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March of Time -- outtakes -- Expulsion and repatriation of Germans from Sudetenland

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2237 | Film ID: 872

Expulsion of Sudeten Germans from Czechoslovakia (3 million). US Zone.
Shots of German citizens wearing armbands as identification on the streets of Usti, Sudetenland. Committee of Allied representatives meeting to decide the expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia. LS members over map on table: Dr. Kuchera, plenipotentiary of the Czechoslovak government; American Col. J.H. Fye, liasion offier; Lt. Col. Messick, executive officer of CAX in Berlin; a Czech doctor; and Czech Col. Monzer, from the Ministery of National Defense. MS same. CU Col. Fye, Kuchera, Messick. CU Kuchera and Fye. CU Messick. Several CUs of the same group looking at the map on which Kuchera rounds with a pencil the areas which will be evacuated. LS departure of a huge convoy of Germans repatriated from Czechoslovakia. Cars loaded with bundles and women; children; carts, horses, pedestriangs (very busy), unloading. Czechs standing in front of their shops (German names scratched out). LS convoy of Germans going to the camp of Karlovy Vary. LS Germans leaving farms; Czechs reclaiming. Courtyard of farm, Germans leave, greeted by German neighbors, while Czechs unload their things. Unharnessed horses. LS German family loading luggage on car; car leaves farm. LS arrival of the convoy at the camp of Karlovy Vary. LS in camp. Cars still loaded; heaps of luggage along the barracks. Unload cars. LS Germans wait in lobby of the Administration Office for the number on the truck in which they will go to Germany. People leaving and entering. Czech official man. LS Germans rest in camp awaiting departure. Children playing. Czech child looks in envy at German children who are well-fed and dressed. Several shots of German children playing.

Event:  1946
Censor:  1946 (used 10/46)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Usti, Czechoslovakia
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:47:25
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