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Destruction/demolition of the Dresden synagogue

Film | RG Number: RG-60.4279 | Film ID: 2792
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Compilation film with German intertitles.
Still photographs of synagogue in Dresden, before it was demolished by the Nazis in November 1938. 01:01:14 "Beseitigung der Brandruine der Dresdener Synagoge unter Mitwirkung der Techn. Nothilfe OG Dresden X" Aerial pan, destruction of Dresden synagogue. Shoveling debris onto truck. Pan up, demolished synagogue. Soldiers standing in FG. Pile of white stones from demolished building. 01:02:09 Remaining synagogue wall blasted. VAR CUs, detonation of synagogue. 01:02:35 Color contemporary footage of memorial statue for Dresden synagogue, with flowers at the base. 01:03:02 Archival footage of Dresden in ruins, Martin Luther statue destroyed. 01:03:22 "Beseitigung der Brandruine der Dresdener Synagoge unter Mitwirkung der Techn. Nothilfe OG Dresden X2" Demolition of Dresden synagogue (some scenes repeated). 01:03:44 "Insgesamt waren im Zeitraum vom 11.-30. November 1938 278 Nothelfer mit 7125 Arbeitsstunden vorwiegend in den Abend-und Nachtstunden eingesetzt." More shots of demolition and ruins of synagogue. Aerial shot of men cleaning debris. CU from inside arch of synagogue interior, destruction, piles of debris. 01:05:10 "Durch Sprengen des Eckpfeilers eines Treppenhauses wurde der Abbau des nach verwertbaren Materials erleichtert." Slow pan down synagogue structure. Underground shot of wall being blasted. Closer shots of German soldiers looking at destroyed synagogue, white bricks. 01:06:34 "Aufraeumungsarbeiten schreiten weiter fort." CUs, men shoveling debris onto truck, moving boulders/bricks, shaving down tree strump with axes, breaking apart large bricks, putting materials onto trucks. 01:07:46 "Verklemmte Eisentraeger werde mit Brennschneidegeraet zerlegt" CUs, man using blow torch on metal pipes. Pile of synagogue debris. 01:09:08 "Vorberitung zur Sprengugn des Nord-Ost-Pfeilers" Men in uniform/soldiers setting up dynamite to blast remaining synagogue structure. 01:10:14 Failed detonation attempt. 01:10:23 "Die 5m hohen Schuttmassen in Innern der Ruine verhindern zunaechst den Einsurtz, aber..." 01:10:41 "...eine kleine Ladung von 250 loeste den Einsturz aus." Successful detonation of synagogue wall. Pile of bricks, cleaning debris, pan of destroyed synagogue. 01:11:31 "Das ausgeraeumte Treppenhause wird durch Sprengung umgelegt" Loading hay against exterior of synagogue wall, blasting structure. Spectators looking at ruins. 01:12:42 "Einsatz der Motorwinde zum Umziehen von Waendens" More shots of synagogue demolition. 01:13:07 "Die letzten Gebaeudeteile fallen am 12. Einsatztage..." Another wall blasted. Ruins. 01:14:09 "...und damit wurden 40 t Eisen und ca 1500cbm Baumassen der Weiterverwendung zugefuehrt."

Film Collection Title
Ernst Hirsch Collection
Genre
Compilation reel
Duration
00:14:11
Event Date
November 1938
Locale
Dresden, Germany
Language
Mute
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Henry Landsberger
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:42:08
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