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Red Cross treats victims of Penig concentration camp

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2437 | Film ID: 2272

Jewish Concentration Camp, Penig, Germany, April 17, 1945. German uniformed medics carry female survivors from concentration camp in Penig into hospital from Red Cross ambulances. VAR MSs and CUs, females on litters waiting to be carried. Survivors smile widely. Hospital sign, "Zum Luftschutz-Sanitaetsraum." 01:01:16 Ambulances traveling on road. LS, medics take survivors on litters out of ambulance and line cots on the grass. Medic talks to a survivor, helps another walk into the hospital. Red Cross nurses. INT, American doctors consult surviviors in their hospital beds, treat wounds. Aerial view of medics helping survivors from ambulance into hospital. 01:03:56 US soldiers assist survivors form concentration camp barracks into ambulances, some carried on litters. MSs survivors, inside barracks. CU, foot wound. MS, rear view of survivor with sores. Doctor examines victims, forces survivor to take off clothes. Woman walks toward camera, pan to her boots. Survivor talks to US army soldier. 01:06:24 Three women survivors speak to a Red Cross official, the woman at the far lef tis Edith Freundlich (nee Guttman). Aerial shots of ambulances exiting concentration camp, passing barbed wire gates.

Event:  1948 April 17
Penig, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:43
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