Liberation of Minsk
- Event Date
- 1944 July
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Russian Archives of Documentary Films and Photographs
The Soviet regular army meets up with Jewish or Gypsy partisans (they are not identified as such in the narration). One of the partisans wears a bullet clip around his shoulders. A female partisan, wearing a patterned head scarf, smiles at the camera. Scenes from the liberation of Minsk on July 3, 1944. A sign in German reads, "End of the Autobahn Minsk." A cameraman films the activity. Shot of the ghetto burning. A Soviet tank rolls down the street. German POWs with their hands raised in surrender. Soldiers greet smiling townspeople. A swastika falls off a building. A Soviet soldier cuts a German flag down from a building and replaces it with a Soviet flag. Cheering townspeople with added sound.
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