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Capture of Josef Meisinger

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2005.486.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4392 | Film ID: 2802

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    Capture of Josef Meisinger

    Overview

    Description
    Josef Meisinger, the so-called Butcher of Warsaw is captured. He is dressed in civilian clothes and talks to American Air Force personnel, including MPs. 01:13:39 Lt.Col Jennis R. Galloway (left, facing the camera) and Major James W. McColl (to his right) had orders to escort Meisinger from Atsugi air base Japan to Frankfurt, Germany to await trial as a war criminal. He is escorted across an airfield and onto a plane. Lettering on the side of the plane reads: THE AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND. Some shots repeat.
    Duration
    00:01:36
    Date
    Event:  November 13, 1945
    Locale
    Japan
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Subject: Josef Meisinger
    Subject: Jennis R. Galloway
    Biography
    From 1936-1938, Josef Meisinger was the head of the Reich Central Office for Combating Abortion and Homosexuality. In 1939 he was sent to Warsaw as the Commander of the Security Police, and from 1941-1945 he was stationed at the German Embassy in Tokyo, in which position he made unsuccessful attempts to convince the Japanese to exterminate the Jewish population of Shanghai. He was captured by the Americans in Japan but extradited to Poland, where he was executed in 1947.
    Lt. Col Jennis R. Galloway had recently relinquished command of the 441CIC (Counter Intelligence Corps), the theater headquarters for the entire CIC in the Pacific. He had accepted this assignment in order to get back to the US as quickly as possible and see his recent bride who had returned ahead of him. His son, Peter, contacted the Film and Video Archive in February 2016.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    01:13:03:00 to 01:14:39:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2802 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2802 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2802 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2802 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2802 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2802 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2802 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2802 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
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in August 2005.
    Copied From
    35mm DNS
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4699
    Source Archive Number: 18 CS 4636
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:49:58
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