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Postwar devastation; poverty; hunger; opening of Nuremberg Trial

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.191.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2412 | Film ID: 67

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    Postwar devastation; poverty; hunger; opening of Nuremberg Trial


    Reel 1: "Europe 1945" Panorama of war devastation: buildings and cities laid to waste, rubble, mother climbing out of trap door shelter with naked baby in arms, people in hunger and despair emerge from shelters, children running down steps, clambering for food, poverty, homeless people, begging for food, weeping woman. 05:03:01 "Nuremberg 21 November 1945" EXT and INT Nuremberg Palace of Justice. CU, document announcing trial and listing the accused. Seating of International Military Tribunal. 05:04:26 Chief US prosecutor, Robert H. Jackson presents the opening statement and Count 1 of the indictment (a conspiracy to commit war crimes and crimes against peace and humanity). Mostly rear views of Jackson speaking: "triumph of justice over vengeance...four mighty nations...meeting greatest menace of our times." Various shots of courtroom, judges, prosecutor, stenographer, defendants. MSs, CUs, defendants' faces. Pan, prisoners' dock. Germans walk past open graves with flowers, sort through rubble. Children desperately seek food in buckets, woman eats from garbage, mob scenes, women shouts viciously in crowd (voiceover of Jackson speaking in court).
    Event:  1945
    Production:  1948
    Nuremberg, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Compiler: Pare Lorentz
    Compiler: Stuart Schulberg
    Producer: Information Services Division, OMGUS

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    05:00:45:00 to 05:09:03:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 67 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 1998.
    Copyright: While this film is a production of the US government and is therefore in the public domain, it contains German newsreel footage, the rights to which are held by the German state archive (Bundesarchiv) through their agent, Transit Film. Researchers should exercise caution when using newsreel clips from this film, and consider clearing the rights with Transit, especially if broadcast in Europe.

    See Stories 2413-2417, Film ID 67 and Stories 3007-3008, Film ID 2388 and Story 4326, Film ID 2794 and Film IDs 2749-2758 for additional reels of this film. See Stories 4289 and 4300 duplicate footage of this reel.

    See departmental files for English language transcript of film narration for Reel 1.

    Video transfer ident at head of each reel mistakenly labels this "Nuremburg." NARA records and correct spelling are "Nuremberg."

    This is a documentary about the war crimes trial administered by the International Military Court of Justice in Nuremberg against the main Nazi war criminals from November 14, 1945 to October 1, 1946. The film documents footage of the trial from the prosecutor's opening to the verdict. The dramaturgy includes a chronological account of the founding of the National Socialist state, the unleashing of the world war, and the Nazi crimes against humanity and is accompanied with historical footage. This material is occasionally only used for illustration and does not necessarily portray the facts being commented upon. The film is also called "Nuremberg."
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    35mm; b/w
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 158
    Source Archive Number: 111 M 7596 R1
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-06 09:20:43
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