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Arnstadt and Nordhausen concentration camps

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2284 | Film ID: 876

Arnstadt and Nordhausen after Allied soldiers arrive. General shots of corpses and survivors. Survivors receive aid. Some well-known shots of survivors as they board IRC van.

(LIB 5566) Arnstadt Horrors, Arnstadt, Germany, April 14, 1945. EXT, Sequence- German civilians disinter bodies of concentration camp victims. CU, a cadaver with a damaged skull. LSs, CUs, dog kennel for watchdog. Pan from camp gate to tents used to house 1700 prisoners. LSs to MSs, corpses lying outside of grave from which they have just been exhumed. LSs to MSs, bodies laid out on ground are viewed by several US soldiers. MCU to CUs, body half submerged in pit.

(LIB 5567) Slave Labor Camp, Nordhausen, Germany, April 11, 1945. EXT camp. LS, Pan, destroyed buildings of prison camp area. CU, dead bodies lying on camp grounds. MSs, CUs, emaciated survivors. Sequence: US medics and MPs of the 3rd Armored Division, FUSA, carry the sick and dying prisoners out of the camp. US medic, Zane L. Strickland, transports a survivor on a stretcher - he is on the back end of the stretcher facing the camera. Emaciated man, seated on ground is helped onto litter by US medics. The man is crying and clasping his hands together in thankful prayer. MCU, one-star general Brigadier General Truman Everett Boudinot speaks to internees. CUs, series of CUs of the faces of emaciated prisoners seated amid rubble. VS, liberated prisoners eating and talking. INTs, VS, emaciated victims lying in barracks amid corpses. INT, MCU to CU, prsioner, smoking a cigarette, sitting on ground near an open pit, surrounded by corpses, explains to soldiers off camera some of what occured in the camp. CU, starved prisoner eating an egg. VS, US medics lead or carry extremely emaciated prisoners from building. MS, medics load ambulances, pull out of area.

Event:  1945 April
Production:  1945 April
Nordhausen, Germany
Arnstadt, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:58
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