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Hadamar Murder Mills; Atrocities at Ohrdruf

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2770 | Film ID: 2335

20:00:41 (LIB 5168-LIB 5170) Hadamar Murder Mills, Hadamar, Germany, April 7, 1945. LSs building of insane asylum where interrogation is taking place. INT, Dr. Adolf Wahlmann, Karl Willig, and Adolph Merkle being interrogated by War Crimes Investigation team. MSs, CUs, political prisoners leaving building and entering car. Car driving off.

20:05:45 (LIB 5211) Atrocities at Ohrdruf, near Gotha, Germany, April 10, 1945. SEQ: Leading German citizens and German officers are brought out to labor camp to view results of the mass slayings. They view stacks of dead bodies and look at outdoor crematoria. MSs, soldier reading story of atrocities to the reluctant visitors.

Note: The original captions say that officials of Psychological Warfare, Military Govt, and CIC accompany the people. The only Americans in the footage are a guard and the soldier in the last scenes.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:08:49
Event Date
April-May 1945
Locale
Hadamar, Germany
Gotha, Germany
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:19
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