Germany at liberation: refugees, destruction, etc
- Event Date
- 1945 April
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
French liberated prisoners. US soldiers and ammunition, firing from tank. Tanks on village street. Airplanes dive bombing. MCUs German POWs. German civilians. Damaged gate entrance reading in part "Trier." German civilians departing town; horse, oxen, and tractor drawn wagons loaded with possessions. 01:07:20 Slate reads "Luxembourg, April 14, 1945" Germans with belongings on carts. CUs, displaced persons in line for water on city plaza, waving to camera, holidng up water cans (staged). Digging with shovels. April 16, 1945 - MCUs, German children in park, in Wiesbaden, Germany, wrestling. Aerial shots, damaged Ludendorf Bridge over the Rhine River in Cologne. Aerial long shots of Cologne Cathedral and bombed city.
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