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POWs cross Elbe; interrogation of Hans Goebbels; Latvian troops surrender

Film | Accession Number: 2013.130.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1424 | Film ID: 2984

(LIB 5988) CROSSING THE ELBE FOR PWS, Arneburg, Germany, 25 April 1945. Slate by cameraman #93, Sergeant Krueger. Soldiers row a canoe and unload on the Elbe River. Soldiers in a large boat unload. French, British, and Belgian prisoners of war wait on the river bank. 01:01:01 POWs load into boat and smile for camera. Unload and walk up stairs into building. 01:01:19 POWs in uniform and civilian clothes listen to US soldiers' directions before loading into boat. Scenes of POWs left waiting for next boat.

01:02:20 (LIB 5991) INTERROGATION OF HANS GOEBBELS, Dusseldorf, Germany, 26 April 1945. Interrogation of Joseph Goebbels' older brother, Hans Goebbels. Two US soldiers from the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) - detachment of the 94th Division, Fifteenth US army - lead Hans Goebbels in Major General's uniform to interrogation room. CU Goebbels talking to interrogator. Nazi armband and insignia.

01:03:14 (LIB 6011) MASS SURRENDER PWS, Calbe, Germany, 27 April 1945. Slate indicating cameraman #912 Padilla of the 83rd Division of the North Army in Calbe, Germany. Two battalions of Latvian troops march through the streets of Calbe after surrendering to US forces. Several men in arm slings. Civilians and army personnel watch surrender. 01:04:18 Roll II slate. Latvian soldiers and officers load into US trucks. 01:04:56 A caravan of trucks filled with POWs move out. CUs of children watching. More Latvian troops loaded into trucks. 01:05:23 Roll III slate. Latvian POWs are counted and loaded into trucks in front of a church. Civilians and soldiers watch. Camera pans civilians talking about surrender. A crowd of women and children. A woman cries as soldiers are loaded into trucks. 01:06:29 Roll IV slate. More US trucks move out. A Red Cross Flag hangs from the church. Civilians watch. CU, children and women. Trucks leave.

Event:  April 25-17, 1945
Dusseldorf, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:12
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