Russian DPs at train station; Congressmen visit Berchtesgaden
- Event Date
- 1945 May 26
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
02:33:15 (LIB 6804) 17th Airborne Div, Germany, May 26, 1945. LSs, MSs, CU, Russian DPs from Wesel stand in doors of open freight cars as they are questioned by an American officer. HLSs, trains pull out of station. CU, railroad station sign: "Wesel." MSs, DPs standing in open doors of freight cars, wave as they pass by. MLS, Brig Gen Joseph Phelps and British officers wave goodbye as train leaves station. DPs carrying personal belongings and loading them into cars. DPs at station singing, holding huge picture of Stalin, and dancing. MLS, Maj Gen William M Miley standing at platform and inspecting cars before departure. MCU, Gen Miley.
02:39:48 (LIB 6805) Congressmen Visit Berchtesgaden, Germany, May 26, 1945. SEQ: Numerous senators under the guidance of US officers visit Hitler's retreat. Included are: Burton K Wheeler (Montana), Albert W Hawkes (NJ), Homer E Capehart (Indiana), and Ernest W McFarland (Arizona).
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