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Abraham Banen Collection

Film Collection
Collection Summary
Amateur films taken by Jewish dentist, Dr. Abraham Banen, during his U.S. Army service in Europe during World War II. Dr. Banen recorded on film the liberation of forced labor camps, U.S. soldiers crossing the Elbe river, displaced German civilians, a prisoner of war camp, female Jewish survivors near Rostow showing their prisoner tattoos, GIs in Paris, and bombed out German cities. Sequences are introduced with handmade intertitles.
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U.S. 8th Infantry in the Rhineland

Film | Accession Number: 2021.89 | RG Number: RG-60.7175 | Film ID: 4513

Event:  1945 March

Elbe river crossing; Woebbelin after liberation; POW camp

Film | Accession Number: 2021.89 | RG Number: RG-60.7176 | Film ID: 4514

Event:  1945

Survivors with concentration camp tattoos; USO performance; Russian soldiers

Film | Accession Number: 2021.89 | RG Number: RG-60.7178 | Film ID: 4516

Event:  1945

GIs in Paris, Brussels, and Düren

Film | Accession Number: 2021.89 | RG Number: RG-60.7179 | Film ID: 4517

Event:  1945
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:05:20
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