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German forced laborers in Lithuania in 1942

Film | Accession Number: 2011.461 | RG Number: RG-60.7084 | Film ID: 4452

Forced (or foreign) laborers from the occupied territories (Ostarbeiter) being transported from Russia into the Reich, to Tilsit , in the formerly Russian-controlled part of Lithuania (Tilze, now Sovetsk, Russia). Filmed by an anonymous soldier. Shows the train station where the laborers are registered, deloused, and fed (this is the border station at Krottingen in Eastern Prussia, a sign is visible in the delousing segment, now Kretinga in Western Lithuania). Shows the administrative apparatus of the German forced labor system, as well as the people from the occupied territories. Includes shots of the “Wehrmachts-verpflegungsstelle”, the delousing unit including a crematorium, and the cargo wagons used to ship people from the East to the western parts of the Reich.


Film Alternate Title
Transport of Forced Laborers from the East from Leningrad to Tilsit 1942
Duration
00:09:54
Date
Event:  1942
Locale
Tilze, Lithuania
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Österreichisches Filmmuseum
 
Record last modified: 2020-09-24 15:48:52
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