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German civilians forced to view atrocities at cinema

Film | Accession Number: 1995.146.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2591 | Film ID: 1000

Crowds of German civilians waiting, then entering cinema "Scala Lichtspiel" under compulsion. Some look disturbed as they exit. Pan, crowd of well-dressed people queuing in front of a building. A few British soldiers tend to the crowd, containing them. Another large group of people exit the building, walking past the waiting masses. MCU faces as they walk past the camera. Some smoke pipes, some with hats. Pan, group standing at opposite side of entrance doorway. Large crowd pushing to get in and out of the building. View from inside doorway, sign reading SCALA LICHTSPIELE. View of people entering building. Different view, from above, of people entering building as soldiers hold doors open. Small group looks at sign posted at side of building. CU girl. CU sign, reading SCALA, 19 MAI 1945, EINTRITT FREI! SEQ, British officer interviews Burgermeister of small town in Germany (Minden) about the atrocities he has seen at the camps, in English. More outtakes of same/repeat interview follows with different camera angles.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:08:14
Event Date
1945
Locale
Minden, Germany
Language
English
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:51
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