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Liberation of Minsk

Film | Accession Number: 2006.474.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4610 | Film ID: 2833
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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.

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:01:15
Event Date
1944 July
Locale
Minsk, Soviet Union
Language
Russian
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Russian Archives of Documentary Films and Photographs
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:45:19
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