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Postwar Europe: destruction; burial; Berchtesgaden

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.175.33 | RG Number: RG-60.0132 | Film ID: 155

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    Postwar Europe: destruction; burial; Berchtesgaden


    Home movies filmed during the liberation of Germany. Chicken in grass. Milt Ramoy talking, with Earl Soltan, a German woman, and other soldiers. Milt with a typewriter. 03:59:24 Bombed rubble of German village, remains of buildings. LS, field, convoy of military vehicles. Tank traps built by the Germans line the fields to prevent US tanks from crossing, CUs, called "Dragon's Teeth." 04:00:15 Devastated, bombed German town, gray ashen buildings. Milt poses in front of buildings, moving through town. LS, field of mines. Military convoy/jeeps, yellow sign for Ohrdruf, ruins of town, dead horse, smoke rises from hill in the distance. 04:02:28 Pan, male corpses lined up on ground in wooded area near Neunberg, Germany. VAR shots, civilians burying the dead in plain wood coffins. Men walking, carrying coffins, marching past civilians with more coffins lining the dirt road. Women crying and wiping eyes, carrying coffin, walking and crying. 04:03:53 Four young civilian boys carrying coffin. Civilians gathered in field before parading through village street with coffins [seen from a distance] to the cemetery. 04:04:48 Rifle practice with Sgt. Tulio Fuligni. Milt on motorcycle in field outside Regensburg, tent camp, airplane demonstration, Milt with hardhat, sunset. 04:07:30 Aerial views of Mauthausen sub-camps in Passau, Germany and intense bombing, craters. 04:08:55 Bombed Hitler's home at Berchtesgaden, various views of the damage, mountains, Milt with his still photograph camera, bombed structures, sunset. 04:10:38 Film continues in Innsbruck in black and white. Soldiers breaking for lunch on hillside, eating, waving to camera. Milt poses in river, waterfalll, villa in mountains. Street scene in Innsbruck, traveling on cable car, feeding sheep on mountain top, photographing a boy, Milt. Traveling by vehicle through the Brenner Pass in Italy, welcome sign, Milt pointing out "Italia" carved in marble post. 04:14:00 Military convoy crosses border, damage to city of Munich, street scenes, passing downed German planes in fields along the road, ferrying equipment across river.
    Film Collection Title
    Sgt. Milt Ramoy Collection
    Event:  1944-1945
    Ohrdruf, Germany
    Berchtesgaden, Germany
    Innsbrueck, Austria
    Regensburg, Germany
    Passau, Austria
    Munich, Germany
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Milton and Leona Ramoy
    Camera Operator: Milton Ramoy
    Milton Ramoy was a member of the United States 576th Ordinance and Ammunition Company.

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    03:58:08:00 to 04:15:05:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 155 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 155 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 155 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 155 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 155 Video: Betacam SP - b&w and color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 155 Video: Betacam SP - b&w and color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 155 Video: Betacam SP - b&w and color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 155 Video: Betacam SP - b&w and color - NTSC - small

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Sgt. Milton Ramoy
    Conditions on Use
    Sgt. Milton Ramoy is deceased and there is no next of kin to permit use for third parties. The Museum has made reasonable efforts and has not been able to identify and/or locate a copyright owner of this film. The Museum therefore places no restrictions on use of this material, but cannot provide any information to the user about the copyright owner. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used. If you have information regarding the copyright owner, please contact

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Sgt. Milton Ramoy filmed the liberation of Germany with his 8mm camera. He donated a copy of the original film as well as a videotape providing additional context to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in August 1991. The videotape is available in SSFVA's wild collection. Mr. Ramoy also donated photographs of his travels through postwar Europe, including the liberation of Buchenwald for which he did not have any moving image film, to the Museum's Photo Archive.
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    8mm; color
    Film Source
    Sgt. Milton Ramoy
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2264
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:03:38
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