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A British Royal Artillery officer, in charge of Belsen concentration camp at Lower Saxony, Germany speaks after liberation.

An officer of the British Royal Artillery, in charge of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany at Lower Saxony, Germany. The officer speaks after liberation about the conditions at the camp when Allied forces reached there. Seventeen thousand prisoners buried by them. The prisoners had no food for six days and they ate turnips. The officer informs about the cook house since organized at the camp. Clip is part of Nuremberg Trials prosecution exhibit 230.

Date: 1945, April
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Camp guards arrested and piles of tortured dead bodies moved for burial at Bergen Belsen concentration camp in Germany

The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany in Lower Saxony, Germany after liberation by British Army during World War II. Narrator identifies Nazi officer by the name Kramer, as the camp commander, who is taken into custody by British troops. Guards of camp arrested by British Army. Prisoners inside the camp starved and sick. Liberated woman weeps and kisses hand of a British soldier. Dead bodies of atrocity victims lie on grounds. Dead bodies of young women. Tortured and severely beaten dead bodies. Prisoner numbers tattooed on the arms of dead bodies. SS guards ordered to toss corpses in trucks. Immense number of dead bodies kept on open ground. SS guards toss dead bodies in a large open mass grave. German women guards at the camp walk out of a barracks, ordered to bury the dead. They drag dead bodies and throw them in a mass grave. A bulldozer sweeps piles of dead bodies in mass grave. Its operator covers his face. Pile of dead bodies swept into a mass grave. A U.S. Navy signed affidavit of authenticity of the footage concludes the clip. Clip is part of Nuremberg Trials prosecution exhibit 230

Date: 1945, April
Duration: 6 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Speech of a woman doctor who was a liberated prisoner and in charge of female section at Belsen concentration camp in Germany

The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp of Nazi Germans in Lower Saxony, Germany after liberation by British Army during World War II. A woman doctor, prisoner and in charge of the female section, describes conditions of the camp. She indicates there were no beds, little food and water a day. Epidemics of typhus spread. No medicine available. More than a thousand died daily. Various gynecologic experiments performed on girls around nineteen years of age. Guards in the men's camp took out liver and heart of dead men and ate them. Food and chocolates distributed by Red Cross just before British forces arrived. Medical experiments included giving heavy Benzene injections to the prisoners. Women liberated from the camp stand around her. Clip is part of Nuremberg Trials prosecution exhibit 230

Date: 1945, April 24
Duration: 3 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American 8th Air Force Division bombs gasoline storage and munitions stockpiles in Uelzen, Germany during World War 2

United States 8th Air Force Division attacks gasoline storage and munitions depot areas in Uelzen, Germany, in northeast Lower Saxony. U.S. Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress bombers fly in formation and are seen as they drop bombs to destroy targets. World War II gun camera footage shows bombs away view as bombs drop emitting a vapor trail. Bombs impact. An dramatic, enormous explosion is seen among the many explosions.

Date: 1945, February 22
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British Operation Backfire. A V-2 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Altenwalde/Cuxhaven, Germany.

At the end of World War 2, in a military-scientific endeavor called Operation Backfire, German rocket troops, under British control, built and test-fired three V-2 missiles at the former German naval station in Altenwalde, a district of Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony near the North Sea.. A V-2 rocket is seen igniting on its launch pad, rising into the air, and entering the stratosphere at a speed of 5 thousand kilometers per hour. Views of the rocket in flight. Finally, as the experiment ends, the V-2 shuts down and falls to the earth. (This footage is rare as it contains extra scenes not found in the official Operation Backfire Report film summary. It is also formatted for post-war German audiences.)

Date: 1945, October
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Scenes in and around Auerbach and Tannenbergsthal in Germany, immediately after the end of World War II in Europe.

German soldiers, in and around Auerbach and Tannenbergsthal, Saxony, moving to home bases in Germany immediately after end of World War Two in Europe. German trucks loaded with troops and a bus loaded with German soldiers turn a corner and move on road. German bus moves on tree lined street. German soldiers and trucks in a grassy field. Trees and hills in the background. German and American soldiers converse. German officers surrender pistols and a rifle to a U.S. Army officer. German soldiers ride in horse drawn carts on a street in a village. They ride along rugged road. German officer talks with U.S. Army officer. German truck on a village street and a country road. German soldier walks on a road. He stops to read a road sign. German open staff car moves on street in village. German soldiers ride in two horse drawn carts. Other German soldiers walk beside carts. Two German officers talk with a U.S. Army officer. German soldiers ride on top of bus. U.S. Army officer talks with a group of German officers.

Date: 1945, May 9
Duration: 2 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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