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Volksdeutsch return to Germany from USSR

Film | Accession Number: 2009.357.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4875 | Film ID: 2888

Ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsch) return to Germany from the Soviet Union. Long line of horse-drawn carts traveling through heavy snow. The narration states that this is the largest emigration in modern times and that 135,00 ethnic Germans will arrive in Germany from Eastern Europe. Nazi officers greet refugees as they cross a bridge in their carts. These Volkdeutsch are from Volynia in Western Russia. Shot of a banner which reads "Grossdeutschland grüßt Euch [Greater Germany greets you]." Panning shot of many covered wagons with horses in a field. Shots of individual refugees wearing furs. The refugees, including several children, receive food from an outdoor kitchen. A small child hugs a St. Bernard dog. The reception point is on the German-Russian demarcation line in former Poland.

Duration
00:01:29
Event Date
1940
Locale
Soviet Union
Germany
Language
French
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Transit Film
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:04:39
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