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Goering after his capture; bomb damage in Wiesbaden and Munich

Film | Accession Number: 2005.486.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4381 | Film ID: 2799

Slate reading" "Capt. Carter SFP-186, Roll C-85, Date: 5-15-45." Hermann Göring, dressed in his blue-gray Luftwaffe uniform and accompanied by a German shepherd and his "American interrogator," [term used on the dope sheet] exit a house and walk toward the camera. Göring moves toward the camera until he is in extreme close-up. Another man (identified on the dope sheet as Lt. Col. Crump) joins the two. The first man and Göring walk off together across a grassy area. More buildings can be seen in the background. More shots of Göring and the American officer walking past buildings.

01:28:43 Bomb damage in Wiesbaden. A Nazi eagle and swastika and then a statue of Hindenburg against the backdrop of a damaged building. American soldiers in a jeep drive past the ruined facade of a Hofbrauhaus. Closer shots of the building. Two American soldiers stand guard in the doorway of a building. The scene changes to Munich: a busy street with American soldiers and military vehicles and German civilians. The buildings have been heavily bombed and the streets are dusty. Damaged church, "Justice Building," and Italian embassy. Good panning shot of destroyed buildings. A shirtless GI throws a ball to someone else offscreen. In the background is a damaged structure, probably one of the "honor temples" on the Königsplatz. Another view of the Königsplatz. This memorial was erected in 1935 to honor the sixteen Nazis who died in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. More ruined buildings with German civilians passing by the rubble. Exterior of the Bürgerbräu Keller, where the Beer Hall Putsch was launched in 1923.

01:42:39 Slate reading: "Capt. Carter, Roll # C-90, Date: 5-17-45." A line of American MP's in dress uniforms stand outside a plane with its door open. Another view of the plane. A car arrives on the tarmac. A group of high-ranking American officers confer with one another. Two of the men board a plane, which takes off. Two planes in succession taxi, one with 8th Army insignia, one with 9th Army insignia. Scenes of a building being blown up.

Event:  May 15-17, 1945
Munich, Germany
Wiesbaden, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:37
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