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Landsberg Hangings

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2970 | Film ID: 2380

(Munich 191) Hangings at Landsberg, Germany, May 28, 1946. Bodies of hanged men are set in coffins and coffins are stacked in yard. One coffin is labelled "Niedermayer Engelbert". Niedermayer was a crematoria worker at Dachau. Soldier adjusts rope on scaffold. German civilian hangman speaking to American officers. 22:03:28 Klaus (or Claus) Karl Schilling is escorted up the steps of the scaffold. He faces the camera and speaks briefly before he is hanged. Schilling was a physician who deliberately infected inmates with malaria at Dachau. Another man is executed. Otto Moll is executed in the sequence beginning 22:06:09. CU of the name "Dr. Schilling Claus" on coffin. Dark shots of Moll's (?) body being cut down from the gallows and placed in a coffin. A group of US soldiers and officers watching the hangings. One of them holds a camera. They stand at attention as an officer walks by. Another man is lead to the gallows while soldiers watch.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:09:43
Event Date
1946 May 28
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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