War Crimes Trials: Malmedy; Welt im Film: trade unions & children learning English
05:01:12 (Munich 167) Malmedy War Crimes Trials, Dachau, Germany, May 24, 1946. MS, defense counselor talks to the court about the "Bill of Particulars." VS, prosecutor quotes in part Hitler's order to his commanders to disregard Geneva rules as to the treatment of Allied prisoners in the coming "Battle of the Bulge." He goes on to tell how the "German soldiers sang the Sword and Blood song thus releasing them from any regulation as to the treatment of prisoners."
05:05:36 (M-2139) Welt im Film, "Hamburg: Gewerkschaften im Aufbau" [Trade Unions in Hamburg, Germany], July 1946. At outdoor ceremony, Col. Armetage, British Military Government restores free Trade Unions and Union building to the people of Hamburg. VS, Paul Bebert, formerly a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, speaks to the crowd, then mounts scaffold and with hammer and chisel destroys swastika on facade of building.
05:08:28 (M-2139) Welt im Film, "Wien: Volksschule auf Neuen Wegen" [Elementary School Teaches English], Vienna, Austria, July 11, 1946. VS, Austrian children in classroom reciting their first lines of newly learned English.
May 24-July 11, 1946
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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