Russian DPs cross Elbe; German prisoners clean camp courtyard
- Event Date
- 1945 May 31
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 6898) Russian DPs Cross Elbe, Magdeburg, Germany, May 31, 1945. LSs, train carrying DPs arrive at station. MSs, CU, Russian civilians with their belongings waiting at railroad station. CU, child standing next to trunk, crying. MLSs, British officer directing and counting groups as they pass. MLS, US, British, and Russian officers watch the long column of civilians crossing bridge. LSs, trash in camp courtyard which was recently evacuated by Russians. MSs, INTs, two Russian women carving meat in camp kitchen. HSs, platoon of German prisoners marching toward camera under British guard. SEQ: Squads of prisoners clean up courtyard and carry mattresses from building to pile where they are set afire.
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