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Nazi Party ceremonial grandeur is contrasted to the horrors perpetrated under the 3rd Reich

6th Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg, in 1934, featuring a "Totenehrung" ceremony, honouring dead. Nazi SA ( Sturmabteilung) and SS (Schutzstaffel) troops in precise formations fill the Zeppelin Field Luitpold Arena , leaving only a wide pathway to the Ehrenhalle war memorial. View from behind honor guard standing at the Ahrenhalle, as Adolf Hitler, flanked by SS leader, Heinrich Himmler (in Black) and Viktor Lutze, head of the Sturmabteilung (SA), approach. Three huge banners with swastikas are seen in the far background. Scene shifts to 1945. American troops are now assenbled at the main grandstand (Ehrentribüne) of Zeppelin Field. The American flag covers the wreathed swatstika sculpture at the top of the Grandstand. View of German soldiers, who have been mustered out, mingling with civilians in a town. Some speak with an American soldier, who is part of the U.S. occupying force. Scene shifts to the Yalta conference in February, 1945. Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are seen seated while their most senior military staff members stand in the background. Allied leaders sit around a large conference table. U.S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, sits near Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Scene shifts back to Nazi era. Joseph Goebbels, Reichminister of Propaganda is haranguing a crowd. In contrast, German soldiers are seen conversing with occupying American soldiers. This is contrasted with more scenes of Nazi leaders giving empassioned speeches to a hall filled with Nazi faithful. German soldiers, prisoners of war are seen directed by U.S. military police, behind a barbed wiire enclosure. Large numbersof German prisoners of war in an open holding area. Closeups of some. Bucolic scenes of farmers working in fiields and herds of sheep and cattle. Hitler haranguing an audience of rapt listeners. German civilians standing quietly in a group. (Narrator refers them being the people of Beethoven, Goethe, and Martin Luther, as statues of those iconic Gernmans are shown.) In dramatic contrast, numerous dead bodies of victims are being shown to German citizens by American troops, at Nordhausen, Buchenwald, and Belsen concentration camps. This is contrasted against views of German people folk dancing in traditional costumes, German contributions to science (view of Albert Einstein speaking) and industry (view of professional glass blowers at work). Glaring contrast shows German civilians moving the body of a concentration camp victim; several civilians beubg shot dead by a firning squad (unseen); Rudolf Himmler; and an image Germany being destroyed, as result of the Nazis. American sooldiers are loosely assenbled in an open field. by the Elbe River at Torgau, Germany on 26 April 1945. American and Russian officers greet each other at the site, where their armies have met in World War 2. American ans Russian soldiers mingle and greet one another. Views of Allied forces entiering Germany. Another scene of victims' bodies stacked at a concentration camp. French soldiers examine stake where prisoners were tied and executed in the Gestapo headquarters on Paris France. Other views of the Gestapo prison, where victims were buried. Examples of torture devices used to coerce information from prisoners. More views of stacked bodies of victims. Germans carrying bodies from a condentration camp. General Dwitht D. Eisenhower and General George Patton visiting the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp. Burned remains of victims. Closeup of General Patton. German officials and citizens confronting horror as they are compelled to walk through the camp. A huge wagon loaded with bodies of the dead. Gernan women appalled and repelled by the sights. Countless numbers of dead victims covering a large courtyard. German citizens compelled to carry body of a victim from the yard. Others carrying bodies of victims. Large numbers of Gernan citizens , seemingly shamed and remorseful at the revelations. A group of Gernnan men carrying shovels and others carrying crosses to commence burying the victims appropriately. Men carrying victims bodies in open wooden caskets along a road llined with spectators. Coffins of victims laid out in a cemetery. (Narrator alludes to them never forgetting.) German men gently place covered coffins in a long mass grave. .

Date: 1945
Duration: 6 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
U.S. troops mingle with German residents in Nordhausen, Germany. Views of destroyed buildings

A U.S. Army jeep drives past a road sign reading "Nordhausen, Harz." American GIs are seen mingling with German town folk in front of the Hasselee Hof. Two American soldiers talk with German girls. One soldier points to a tag with letter "P" on one girl's coat. A U.S. soldier drinks a small glass of spirits poured by a German workman, from a large wicker-covered container. U.S. soldiers wash and shave by a tank in front of a destroyed building. U.S. soldiers with army vehicles parked in the town. U.S. troops walk along sidewalk in Nordhausen. Views of many destroyed buildings.

Date: 1945, April 11
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. 3rd Armored Division troops rescue prisoners of war and bury the dead at Nordhausen Concentration Camp in Germany.

Nazi concentration camps in Germany. Nordhausen Concentration Camp in Germany. Mutilated bodies of a large number of prisoners laid down on ground. United States 3rd Armored Division troops remove the dead bodies. Survivors being evacuated for treatment in hospitals. They are put on stretchers and given hot soup and bread. Polish, Russian and French prisoners of war. Corpses being carried to the burial ground.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nazi concentration camp victims, and emaciated Prisoners of war. Massacre in Lublin, Poland

Concentration camp survivors in Belsen and Nordhausen, Germany. Some lying inside a building and two sitting outside a tent. U.S. soldiers with red crosses on their helmets, place one survivor on a litter.Another survivor is carried to ambulance by other survivors dressed in striped prisoner uniforms. Views of emaciated concentration camp survivors. Scenes of war in Germany. Aircraft drops bombs. Tanks fire guns at buildings in cities. Rescuers carry concentration camp survivors on stretchers. Views of healthy, well-fed local German citizens who live only a few kilometers from a concentration camp, where inmates were starving and suffering. Prisoners of war cooking food over fires at a prison camp. They show their bodies after surviving maltreatment at Nazi camp. Rescued prisoners being provided medical treatment. View of Lublin Castle, Poland. Rooms filled with dead bodies of forced laborers slain by the Nazis. Women weep looking at the dead bodies.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Corpses of prisoners in a yard of a concentration camp in Nordhausen,Germany

Shows numerous corpses of prisoners lying in a yard of a concentration camp in Nordhausen,Germany. German civilians aid the American military police in carrying the emaciated corpses to burial grounds on stretchers.

Date: 1945, April 13
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Common burial ground for the victims of German atrocities in Nordhausen,Germany.

German civilians carrying shovels move towards a common burial ground in Nordhausen, Germany. German soldiers look at an open burial pit filled with corpses of victims of German atrocities.

Date: 1945, April 13
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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