Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Liberation of Prussia, including Insterburg POW camp

Film | Accession Number: 2006.474.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4608 | Film ID: 2833
Image

A column of German civilians carrying their belongings flees the Soviet advance. The narrator says that all roads of escape have been blocked. Close-up on a poster advertising the German Volkssturm. Captured German troops and civilians. Close-up of Margarethe Gensler, who the narrator says was a female member of the SS. A woman points out a man who she says used slave labor at his factory. POWs, including French and British soldiers are liberated from the Insterburg (Prussia) POW camp. The men exit through a barbed wire gate and receive cigarettes from Soviet soldiers. Brief close-up of a former POW with a badge showing the British flag on his lapel. French prisoners walk in a column carrying a French flag.

Duration
00:02:14
Event Date
1944-1945
Locale
Soviet Union
Language
Russian
Music
Genre/Form
Documentary.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Russian Archives of Documentary Films and Photographs
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:04:04
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn1004112