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Atrocity in Riga; Riga synagogue burns

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2003.458 | RG Number: RG-60.3914 | Film ID: 2691

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    Atrocity in Riga; Riga synagogue burns

    Overview

    Description
    According to the narrator, an atrocity committed by the retreating Soviets against Latvian nationalists in the Riga area. View of a building, then people carrying corpses on stretchers and laying them out in a row on the grass. Civilians looking at the bodies and weeping; many women. A woman in a flowered dress lays a body in a coffin. Close-up of a woman weeping. Bodies of children. Latvian civilians beating Jews they hold responsible for the atrocity. They drag a man across the street. Many German soldiers in the street watching the Jews being beaten. A burning synagogue in Riga. The narrator suggests that the Soviets had spared the synagogue while destroying the rest of the town, but the citizens destroyed it as revenge for the atrocity committed by the Soviets/Jews.
    Duration
    00:01:23
    Date
    Event:  July 1941
    Production:  1941 July 16
    Locale
    Riga, Latvia
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of George R. Wheeler
    Contributor
    Producer: Deutsche Wochenschau

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Newsreels.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    01:17:03:00 to 01:18:26:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2691 Film: 16 mm - composite print
      Master 2691 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2691 Film: 16 mm - composite print
      Master 2691 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2691 Film: 16 mm - composite print
      Master 2691 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2691 Film: 16 mm - composite print
      Master 2691 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2691 Film: negative - full-coat mag track - 16 mm - polyester - sound - duplicate negative - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2691 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2691 Film: negative - full-coat mag track - 16 mm - polyester - sound - duplicate negative - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2691 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2691 Film: negative - full-coat mag track - 16 mm - polyester - sound - duplicate negative - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2691 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2691 Film: negative - full-coat mag track - 16 mm - polyester - sound - duplicate negative - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2691 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at filmbenutzung@bundesarchiv.de to sign a release, or submit the online request form at: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/EN/Content/Downloads/request-for-use-av-material.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    George R. Wheeler obtained this collection of wartime films from his late wife's first husband, Mr. Givens, who received the films from an acquaintance and watchmaker, Mr. Greenberg. Greenberg smuggled them out of Germany in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Mr. Wheeler, himself a member of the 94th Engineers Regiment during World War II, donated the 16mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in October 2003.
    Note
    Original film canisters located in Museum offsite storage. See Film ID 201, Stories 283 and 284 for duplicate footage of bodies/beating; See Story 81, Film ID 140 and Story 112, Film ID 145, and Story 285, Film ID 201 for duplicate footage of synagogue burning.

    The numbers found in the "Source Archive #" field of the USHMM database are the original German newsreel numbers and production dates, as found in Bucher, Peter. "Wochenschauen und Dokumentarfilme 1895-1950 im Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv" Koblenz: Bundesarchiv, 1984.
    Film Source
    George R. Wheeler
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4146
    Source Archive Number: DW 567/30/1941
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-05 07:33:17
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