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American POWs; DPs in Germany

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.541.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3572 | Film ID: 2520

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    American POWs; DPs in Germany

    Overview

    Description
    (LIB 5032) 2200 American POWs Liberated from Stalag 9-B, Bad Orb, Germany, April 4, 1945 [originally identified by NARA as Breslau, Germany, taken on April 6, 1945]. SEQ: Released prisoners are addressed by American officer in camp area. Soldier with tin can standing in line. American POW, Pfc. James M. Osman, with chunk of bread. MCUs, released prisoners receiving coffee. Medics carry men out of building on litters. Soldiers receiving cigarettes and rations. Soldier with burned face. The commanding officer of the liberating force was Col. Walter D. Fetterly.

    01:16:13 (LIB 4907) Displaced Persons, Bergzabern, Germany, March 26 and 28, 1945. Trucks carrying DPs entering German non-com school where they will be housed. DPs unloading from trucks, standing on line, preparing meals over open stoves. SEQ: Displaced persons receiving food at portable American Red Cross kitchen unit. CUs, smiling DPs wait for food.
    Duration
    00:09:59
    Date
    Event:  March-April 1945
    Locale
    Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
    Camera Operator: Olin
    Subject: James M. Osman
    Biography
    Pfc. James M. Osman was captured on January 20, 1945 in the city of Nennig, Germany during a massive counterattack by the German Army trying to regain the city.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    01:12:57:00 to 01:22:56:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2520 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in May 2002.
    Note
    The POW camp in this particular film is Stalag 9B, Bad Orb, Germany which was liberated on April 2, 1945.
    Copied From
    35mm DNS; b/w
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 3726
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 3785
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:05:30
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