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Gusen; Mauthausen; Nordhausen

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2439 | Film ID: 2272

"Mauthausen Concentration Camp" [Footage shows mixed sequences from Mauthausen and Gusen.] High pan of concentration camp Gusen for slave laborers. 01:14:15 Pan of buildings at Mauthausen. Execution site with gallows and shooting wall in Gusen, with 2-3 men standing alongside it, courtyard wall behind. 01:14:23 Soldiers provide "tour" of crematorium and camp Gusen. 01:14:45 American POW Lt. Jack Taylor (U.S. Air Force) talks about his experience at Mathausen, "fortunately my turn hadn't come." He had been captured in Mauthausen for a few weeks from April 1945 to liberation. He talks of two American soldiers/officers killed and about his uniform. 01:17:07 Pile of corpses, survivors, more corpses (unidentified location). 01:17:50 Survivors near fences, probably the Sanitaetslager (sick-camp) at Mauthausen. 01:17:57 Survivors sitting in front of barracks, probably at the sick quarters at Gusen. Inmates help each other through the sick quarters at Gusen camp, one washes another at trough. 01:18:35 German civilians are forced to remove and bury the dead at camp Gusen, supervised by the U.S. Army personnel. Wagonloads of dead. 01:20:11 HS, burial of corpses on the former SS sports ground beside the sick-camp at Mauthausen. FSV, bodies (some women) in grotesque positions, with signs of horror on their faces, probably at Mauthausen. VCUs corpses. MSs, CUs, MCUs, living skeleton held up by another inmate.

01:21:51 "Nordhausen Concentration Camp" Views of the camp where slave laborers, unfit for work, were kept. The camp is liberated by the 3rd Armored Div, First US Army. INT building, there are a few living among the pile of bodies. Soldiers carry survivors out. CU, surviving inmates. One man clasps his hands in gratitude as he is lifted onto a stretcher. Inmate eating soup; inmates helped into ambulances; Red Cross truck. 600 Germans are ordered to bury the dead. Army priest administers last rites. 2500 are placed in graves. U.S. soldiers look into mass grave/pit of bodies.

Event:  1945
Production:  1945
Nordhausen, Germany
Gusen, Austria
Mauthausen, Austria
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:49:51
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