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Emaciated dead bodies stacked in one of the open prison train box car at the Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau, Germany.

Survivors of the Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau, Germany immediately after World War II. Aerial views of the Dachau Concentration Camp. The main entrance of the camp. Priests from Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, France and Holland. Corpses lie in one of the open prison train box car. Bodies are buried under a blanket of snow in the open train car. Prisoners bury the dead after liberation.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Post World War II trials of German and Japanese Leaders for war crimes

Fiilm opens with view of Spandau prison. Inside, Guards patrol the halls. Cell door with name Karl Doenitz on it. Views of Gernam Admiral Doenitz and Admiral Erhch Raeder, looking over war planning charts. Ships burning at sea in nighttime. Glimpse of German U Boat Captain observing through periscope. Back at Spandau prison, an American soldier checks cell of Joachim von Ribbontrop. German Foreign Minister von Ribbontrop seen on steps of an airplane. Scene shifts to Nazi–sponsored so-called American Rally in Madison Square Garden, New York City, on February 20, 1939. A huge picture of George Washington dominates the stage where drummers play while flag-bearing marchers fill the stage. View of audience of 20 thousand persons, rendering Nazi salutes. Someone trying to interfere with the activity is quickly subdued on stage by men in military style uniforms. Scene shifts back to Spandau prison, where a soldier guard passes food through cell door to Julius Streicher (unseen). Closeup of Streicher harranguing a crowd in Germany. Views of German Paramilitary Brown shirts (Storm troopers, or Sturmabteilung) preventing people from patronizing Jewish merchants. Next, victims liberated from Nazi concentration camp are seen being deloused by American soldiers. Back at Dachau, a soldier checks the cell of Hermann Goering, who is next seen eating at an outdoor table with other men, at a Nazi-sponsored public feeding event before World War 2. Brief view of German Chancellor, Heinrich Bruening, who fled Germany in 1934 as the Nazis were coming to power. A Graf Zeppelin, bearing Nazi Swastika insignia, is seen in flight over New York City. Crew member inside the Zeppelin, looking out a window as he plots a position on a chart. The Zeppelin casts a shadow over an ocean liner at sea, as it passes overhead. Back at Spandau prison, a guard opens a door with a key. Several prisoners are seen walking into the prison yard. A firing squad (unseen) is heard marching into position and firing their guns. Scene shifts to Japane, where a Japanese twin engine passenger plane is seen overhead, coming in for a landing. Official buildings are seen in Tokyo and jurists who will participate in war crimes trials. Scene shifts to war crimes trials authorized in Manila, by General Douglas MacArthur. Seen are Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita and another Japanese officer on trial at the High Commissioners Residence in Manila, in 1945. Views of ordinary Japanese soldiers. A court convening.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A tour of a gas chamber at the Dachau Concentration Camp used to kill prisoners during World War II.

Dead bodies of prisoners at the Nazi Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau, Germany immediately after the conclusion of World War II in Europe. Local town people view the piles of emaciated dead bodies stacked inside a building. Women cry and walk out of the building after viewing heaps of dead bodies of atrocity victims. A tour of a gas chamber shows an Allied soldier entering a shower bath area. Dummy shower heads, intake and outlet pipes, inflow and outtake gas valves in the gas chamber. Bodies in a crematory after removal from the gas chamber. Survivors of the Dachau camp.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Testimony of Franz Strasser, questioning by prosecutor, and sentence given during military commission trial in Dachau, Germany.

Nazi Kreisleiter Franz Strasser on trial in Dachau, Germany, before a U.S. Army military commission, for the shooting of unarmed United States Army Air Force flyer prisoners on December 9, 1945. Other officers and soldiers in the courtroom. Defendant Franz Strasser is questioned about landing of an American plane, call to the police, the American flyers in custody of Police Chief Lindemeyer, and Strasser's knowledge of whether the flyers were unarmed. Frans Strasser answers the questions through an interpreter. Commission officers and United States flag seen on stage. U.S. Army commission judge delivers the commission verdict of guilty, and states that Strasser is sentenced to death by hanging. The interpreter reads aloud in German the verdict and sentence to Strasser. (World War II period).

Date: 1945, August 24
Duration: 8 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Stack of naked bodies at crematorium and pile of prison uniform removed from dead at Dachau concentration camp in Germany.

The Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany. Bodies heaped upon railroad cars at Railroad siding in Dachau, Germany. Faces and emaciated bodies of dead prisoners. Stack of naked bodies at crematorium. Huge pile of prison uniform and other type of clothing removed from dead. Railroad car filled with bodies of victims. The United Nations flags over liberated camp. Flags of France, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, England and United States. (World War II period).

Date: 1945, April 30
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German civilian Pusch testifies in trial of Franz Strasser for shooting of American aviator prisoners; scenes from tribunal in Dachau.

Excerpts from 24 August, 1945 military commission tribunal in Dachau. Swearing in of translator and charges read against Franz Strasser for: "Violation of the Laws and Usages of War. In that on or about 9 December 1944, FRANZ STRASSER, Kreisleiter of Kreis Kaplitz, an Austrian National, did at or near Kaplitz, Czechoslovakia, wrongfully and unlawfully kill an American airman, whose name, rank and serial number are unknown, [by shooting him with a machine pistol]. Strasser replies with a plea of not guilty. Next scene shows entry of German civilian truck driver, Josef Pusch, who is sworn in and provides testimony about the incident. Pusch describes the events of the shooting of the American prisoners by Strasser. United States flag and judges on raised platform. U.S. officials, defendants and civilians in the court room. Shows hearing as it begins. The Nazi commandant seated with other officials. The German civilian is questioned by an interpreter. German civilian Pusch identifies Strasser. Pusch gives his account to the tribunal about the shooting of the American flyers.

Date: 1945, August 24
Duration: 8 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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