Truman in Germany; DPs boarding trains
- Event Date
- July 13-26, 1945
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
03:27:55 (LIB 7239) President Truman in Germany, Heppenheim, Germany, July 26, 1945. Truman and Secretary of State James F Byrnes step from plane and are greeted by Maj Gen Alexander R Bolling. MSs, Truman steps from car, greets Bolling and troops Honor Guard. Travel shot past troops of the 84th Inf Div lined at side of road. SEQ: Truman drives in car with Bolling and Byrnes. President makes a short speech, then inspects and greets troops. MS, Truman, Byrnes, Bolling in open car. Pan, line of troops presenting arms.
03:32:15 (LIB 7184) Shipment of DPs, Bamburg, Germany, July 13, 1945. German displaced persons, both men and women, load their belongings onto freight cars. SEQ: A civilian pours hot soup for the DPs. Individual MCUs, German girl and middle-aged man eating soup. LS, German civilians coming into railroad area on foot and in wagons. LSs, freight cars loaded with refugees pull out of yards.
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