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Eisenhower at Ohrdruf; liberated prisoners with radio

Film | Accession Number: 1988.184.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0044 | Film ID: 6

00:57:57 (LIB 5416) General Dwight D Eisenhower Visits Atrocities Concentration Camp at Ohrdruf, Germany, April 12, 1945. MS, inmates of camp demonstrate for Gen. Eisenhower the methods of torture used by the Nazis. MSs, CUs, Eisenhower looks at dead bodies of prisoners, GIs standing in BG. Former prisoner (survivor) with scarf talking to officers. CUs, corpses. Mass of US soldiers gather for Eisenhower's departure, barracks in background. Various shots of Gens Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley and Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. leaving camp in jeeps. Crowd of soldiers disperse. MSs, US soldiers look at dead bodies of camp victims, CUs of soldiers.

01:00:05 (LIB 5562) Liberated Yanks, Russians, and British, Duderstadt, Germany, April 10, 1945. CUs small radio built by one of the prisoners. CU, one of the liberated men cooks chickens and rabbits in a pot. Liberated US, Russian and British prisoners at camp. (Most of the prisoners are British.) MSs, CU, liberated men cook over small open stoves. Men using the handmade radio.

Event Date
April 10-12, 1945
Ohrdruf, Germany
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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