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Execution of war criminals, Landsberg, Germany

Film | Accession Number: 1991.257.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0793 | Film ID: 231

(Paris 369) Execution of War Criminals, Landsberg, Germany, November 19, 1945. LS, prison buildings. MS, two civilian executioners stand beneath scaffold looking at man who was just hung. LS, civilian executioners set up rope on scaffold. Roped-off area "official witnesses." Man lead up by priest, soldiers, military, police. LS, criminal drops thru trap door of scaffold. MS, rope is adjusted around condemned man's neck and trap is sprung. HS, looking thru trap door at corpse swinging from rope.
Note: Three German nationals were hanged by the US military authorities for murdering US aviators who had been forced down in Germany and taken prisoner.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:02:07
Event Date
11/19/1945
Locale
Landsberg, Germany
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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