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Hinzert camp; convoy

Film | RG Number: RG-60.0170 | Film ID: 4314

Collection du Film Scolaire no. 100101 Hinzert. Includes French titles.
Soldiers gather for repatriation of Luxembourgers who died in Hinzert. Official ceremony takes place on March 9, 1946. Military trucks. INTs chapel, ceremony for those who died, coffins, men in striped uniforms. 00:01:40 "Grand Duche de Luxembourg Education Nationale Film Scolaire" title. "Les ceremonies qui ont eu lieu lors du transfert de nos heros vers le sol natal les 9 et 10 Mars 1946" "Dans la brume du 9 Mars 1946, a 8 heures, un convoi compose de 12 camions part pour Hinzert" Snowy, windy field. Sign: "Hinzert 2.3 km Beuern 5.0 km Bescheid 8.0 km" Tree-lined road. "Au camp de Hinzert" Sign: "SS-Sonderlager-Hinzert." LS camp, barbed wire, snowy grounds, fences, watchtowers. Men at military truck. INTs, coffins with exhumed Luxembourg's. Soldiers carry the coffins out of barracks into the trucks. Men gathered on camp grounds. Procession of vehicles, motorcycles. "A Hermeskeil" "Les honneurs sont rendus par un detachement de soldats Francais" Soldiers line road at the crossing at Hermeskeil, awaiting procession, drummers. CUs, soldiers, drummers, motorcade. "Le Convoi Passe a Treves" The convoy approaches cobblestone streets and railway tracks. Illegible title card. Crowds line the roads, flags, men in striped uniform. Convoy crosses bridge. Church bells. Camera views of the crowds from a vehicle on the convoy. Clergy. Wreath. "Sur tout le parcours le peuple Luxembourgeois attend les depouilles mortelles de ceux qui par leur mort ont sauve la patrie" Spectators line roads in Luxembourg city. Clocktower. Soldiers in city square Place d'Armes prepare for ceremony. Vehicles arrive. Band. Military procession. Men in striped uniform. A coffin is offloaded.

Event:  1946 March 09
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Rhineland, Germany
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Centre national de l'audiovisuel
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:38:44
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