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Fighting as the Soviets advance

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.356.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4968 | Film ID: 2886

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    Fighting as the Soviets advance

    Overview

    Description
    Map showing cities from Berlin to Warsaw. German troops who survived the battle for Budapest receive food and drink. Sign on a building welcomes the "Rueckkaempfer aus Budapest der Waffen SS." CUs of soldiers, some of whom have beards. The men board an open truck and depart down a muddy street. German soldiers march past a sign reading Ratibor (Raciborz, Poland). Fighting in Silesia. Atrocities committed by the Soviet troops in territory re-captured by Germany. Destroyed houses and scattered clothing. The corpse of a murdered old man. Corpses covered in sheets while people mourn over their bodies. German soldiers take the testimony of women who have been raped by Soviet soldiers. Interior shots of ransacked houses and the corpse of a woman who has been raped. The narrator refers to the "hordes from the Steppes." Destroyed bridge at Fuerstenberg. Erna Hirsekorn, described as a news assistant, is awarded the Iron Cross for her actions, with a group of Hitler Youth, in re-capturing a town from the Soviets. Goebbels visits Frankfurt an der Oder to inspect defense preparations. He talks with infantry General Theodor Busse. Men riding trains loaded with tanks and other supplies. The narrator asserts that such trains are travelling day and night toward the front. More fighting.
    Duration
    00:04:40
    Date
    Event:  1945
    Production:  1945 March 05
    Locale
    Silesia
    Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
    Raciborz, Poland
    Furstenberg, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
    Contributor
    Producer: Deutsche Wochenschau

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Newsreels.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    01:22:54:00 to 01:27:34:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2886 Video: Digital Betacam - PAL - large
      Master 2886 Video: Digital Betacam - PAL - large
      Master 2886 Video: Digital Betacam - PAL - large
      Master 2886 Video: Digital Betacam - PAL - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2886 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2886 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2886 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2886 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • User
    • User 2886 Video: DVD
      User 2886 Video: DVD
      User 2886 Video: DVD
      User 2886 Video: DVD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at filmbenutzung@bundesarchiv.de to sign a release, or submit the online request form at: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/EN/Content/Downloads/request-for-use-av-material.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the film excerpts from the Bundesarchiv in December 2009.
    Copied From
    35mm
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5386
    Source Archive Number: DW 753/1945 R1
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:10:06
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