Dachau; US military advance in Germany and Belgium

(black and white) LS of a field surrounded by wire fencing, inmates moving about, a watch tower is visible in FG, it is difficult to discern where these inmates are as the people are not very visible in LS. Large open field with mountains in BG. Plane flies overhead. Camera pans to road, two women […]

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Liberation of Dachau; Folk Festival in Czechoslovakia

EXT, U.S. Army medical unit loads supplies onto trucks for transport. Snow on the ground, soldiers in winter gear, VS loading large wooden crates. VS, the convoy of medical unit trucks travels over difficult terrain, dirt and mud roads, etc. MS, a truck dumps a large amount of rubble onto a dirt road, soldiers [and […]

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Dachau crematorium and museum

EXT, Dachau camp. Sign displayed in front of Dachau’s first crematorium, “This area is being retained as a shrine to the 238,000 individuals who were cremated here. Please don’t destroy.” Slow pan of camp buildings and large white cross marking the old gallows stand. INT, crematorium, ovens (overexposed). MS, sign in four languages: “Old Gallows […]

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Dachau at liberation; death train; SS bodies

CU, “Muenchen Dachau” sign. MS, statue with sparse trees and a train car behind it. Soldiers look into the death train discovered by American troops on April 29, 1945. The train consisted of 30 rail cars with nearly 5,000 prisoners who had been evacuated from Buchenwald in the last days of the war. Soldiers guard […]

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Postwar destruction; liberation of Dachau; DPs going home

***The clip that is viewable online is a selected excerpt from the complete story – timecode 06:06:27 to 06:15:14.***;8mm color and b/w motion pictures taken by Dr. Myron E. Greene (a dentist) during his five years in the Army. His unit took over Dachau from the 45th Div. at noon on April 29, 1945.;Scenes showing […]

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Dead and dying at Dachau

Closeup footage of the dead and dying in Dachau.;1:03:36 MS pan of bodies in small room. Some clothed, some not. CU of hand clutching ribbon. Pan back over same bodies. CU of some of dead. 1:04:05 MS of room in brick building bodies piled in long narrow space between two concrete partitions. CU of dead […]

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