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German children in Wiesbaden; Duchess of Luxembourg; displaced persons

Film | Accession Number: 2010.479.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1261 | Film ID: 2902

(4/16/1945 slate) In Wiesbaden, German civilian boys digging in dirt pile. German boys playing/rafting in wading pool. CUs, German boys. (4/13/1945 slate) Airplane lands. MS, two GIs arrest two suspected Nazis. Extensive bomb damage. German woman takes firewood out of bomb damage. (2/24/1945 slate) Strafing trains. German prisoners are brought across pontoon bridge on Rhine River. CU, German children in Wiesbaden, on roadside. (4/14/1945 slate) Pan from statue to civilians in Luxembourg waiting for returning liberated prisoners. Crowds as they wave flags for the Duchess in city of Luxembourg. 01:06:26 Airplane flies past camera. Charlotte, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg disembarks. She is greeted by civilians and army personnel, followed by a longer shot. She gets in car. Boulevard President F.D. Roosevelt in Luxembourg. Crowd waiting. Airplane in flight. CUs, German children, some smoking cigarettes. Kids run down hill and line up on the Autobahn. Traffic across a pontoon bridge over the Rhine. MP directs traffic. 01:09:59 Russian displaced person (DP). DPs dismount truck. Dutch DP boy. DPs sitting on their luggage, girls lined up, walking past camera. CU, DP children, walking past camera, waving. (4/15/1945 slate) CU, DPs on truck pass camera and get out of military vehicle. Closer shots. A young DP family. People collect baggage. (3/9/1945 or 3/28/1945 slate - two shown in quick succession) Strafing. 01:14:39 (4/16/1945 slate) CUs, German children frolic in a park in Wiesbaden. Two kids wrestle, CUs fighting. Children somersault, play leapfrog, braid hair.

Event:  February 24 to April 16, 1945
Wiesbaden, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:23
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