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Displaced persons camp at Funk Caserne and Dachau; ruins

Film | Accession Number: 2017.325 | RG Number: RG-60.1955 | Film ID: 4232

01:00:00 Sign: “Funk Caserne, Emigrant Assembly Center, Repatriation Center, Infiltree Center.” Soldier in front of a gate. Signs: “Deutsche Ungaren Rumanen Bulgaren Dürfen das Lager nicht betreten,” and “Übernachtungen von Gasten und Enzelnen durchreisenden im Lager sind nicht erlaubt.” Displaced men, women, children, one carries a funeral wreath. Men and women in uniform smile for camera. WS, ambulances, bombed out buildings in a city (Munich?), piles of rubble next to remains of buildings. A woman in uniform looks at the camera. Man with hat shakes her hand. VAR, several people waiting with luggage, pan. 01:02:35 Woman with a baby in her arms. Children, boy crying. Overexposed, Nazi aircraft debris, woman posing, swastika.

01:03:55 MS, gate at Dachau concentration camp: “SS Compound.” “Crematory” sign. WS, camp barracks, barbed fences, male displaced persons on camp grounds. Signs marking “The grave of thousands unknown,” “It was true. Let’s see that this never happens again,” “Hanging tree,” “Trading or bartering with prisoners is prohibited.” MS, a woman with glasses smiles for the camera. Pan, buildings at Dachau. DPs in front of a building marked “Camp Council” in English and Hebrew.

Pan, Munich? destroyed, rubble below. Statue. A large billboard reads, “In town tonight, VD.” The destroyed Opera House. A sign reads, “Off limits to military personnel between 2200 0600.” Beneath it a piece of paper has been posted that reads, “Danger!!! VD!!! Contacted in this Park. This year 119, This month 22.” More shots of the destroyed city. 01:06:14 Boder at the bus station, walking towards the camera. CUs, soldiers in uniform, smiling.

Event:  July-September 1946
Munich, Germany
Dachau, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at University of Akron
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:50
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