War Criminals Hunt
- Event Date
- June-July 1945
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 7228-7229) War Criminals Hunt, Norway, June-July 1945. SEQ: US, British, and Nilorg (Norwegian Underground) troops entering German POW camp in the early morning and routing the prisoners from their sleep. The Germans are lined up outside of barracks and informers pass along the lines in an attempt to identify former Gestapo men. MLSs, MSs, German prisoners rush from their barracks in all manner of dress. In many instances the Norwegian troops boot the prisoners to hurry them along. MSs, informers pass along a line of women who had worked for the German government and are presently interned in the camp. (These women took refuge within the camp after the Norwegian capitulation.) MSs, CUs, a woman informer, heavily veiled and known as "Fran X", moves along line of prisoners trying to spot war criminals. A few of the German soldiers are spotted and taken into custody for questioning. LSs, MSs, line of German soldiers being guarded by US soldiers in armored vehicles. Additional scenes, informers passing along line of prisoners. MSs, MLS, German are routed out of barracks and hustled into line up.
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