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Ruins of Nuremberg with German civilians; Russian DPs celebrate V-E Day; strafing of German countryside

Film | Accession Number: 2005.486.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4375 | Film ID: 2798

Visual opens on a slate reading: "Crump Nurberg [sic]." German civilians carry bundles of belongings past bombed-out buildings. A boy holding a large bundle on his back poses for the camera. German civilians stand in line for water distribution -- American soldiers are visible in the shot. 01:00:37 White surrender flags in front of piles of rubble. Shots of Germans looking into the camera. Civilians carry water cans. A young boy with a whistle in his mouth poses for the camera. An American soldier carries a piece of equipment over his shoulder (tripod or surveying equipment?). 01:01:31 A slate gives the date as April 16 1945. Views from a plane strafing the countryside. Aerial shots of the Rhine and of German POWs along the banks. Aerial shots of horse-drawn carts along a road. A slate indentifies the cameraman as R.O. Beerman. A group of Russian DP's, mostly women, march in a parade celebrating V-E Day. They carry red flags and a large portrait of Josef Stalin. More shots of the parade and the spectators, including children. A slate identifies the cameraman as Jackson and the date as April 1945. More shots from the plane of the countryside being strafed. Views of other planes in the air.

Event:  1945 April
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:48
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