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Kurt Gatner, an Austrian internee at Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.

Internees at a concentration camp in Buchenwald, Germany. Kurt Gatner, a former Chief of Prime Minister Schuschingg's body guard from Vienna, Austria. He says that he was arrested in 1938 soon after the occupation of Austria by Germans. He states how he was badly treated at various concentration camps. He talks about the harsh punishments being given at these camps. He thanks the American and other Allied forces for liberating him and many others from the camp. Other internees in the background.

Date: 1945, April 26
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Remilitarized Germany crosses Rhine in violation of Treaty of Versailles; annexation of Austria and Czechoslovakia by Germany.

Scenes from Nuremberg Trials, including footage of prior events being discussed in the trials. Nazi officer reads an announcement to Hilter and Nazi leadership confirming the March 7, 1936 occupation and remilitarization of the Rhineland by the German Army, and the loyalty of the German Army. German Army rally and parade is held in Nuremberg. Soldiers march and goosestep, along with Nazi leadership such as Hermann Goering, while Hitler speaks assuring peaceful intentions by Germany. German officials Goering, Rader, and von Neurath arrive at special meeting with Hitler and Generals von Blomberg and von Fritsch in November 1937 to plan conquer of Czechoslovakia and Austria. Tall meeting chamber doors under armed guard. Scenes from February 1938 Berchtesgaden meeting arranged by von Papen with Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg, Hitler, Keitel, and von Ribbentrop walking on grounds. Car approaches Berghof. Guido Schmidt, former foreign minister of Austria seen at the meeting, and then seen on stand testifying at Nuremberg trials concerning Hitler's decision to annex Austria. Scenes of German troops marching and a night-time rally parade in Austria. View of Schuschnigg on March 9, 1938 at podium during meeting announcing a plebiscite vote on Austrian independence. Views of German newspaper headlines denouncing the plebiscite and demanding Schuschnigg's resignation. Crowd surrounds new Chancellor Arthur von Seyss-Inquart with Nazi salutes following Schuschnigg's resignation. Next is scenes of March 12, 1938 German Anschluss annexation of Austria. Initial German forces seen meeting some resistance by Austrian citizens. Germany army rolling into Austria and dismantling border gates. Hitler memo announces intent to annex Czechoslovakia. Operation Green leader Konrad Henlein seen walking in parade with officials. Scenes of Munich Pact signing ceremony. Czech President Hacha walks with Nazi leaders and enters car for meeting to hear German ultimatum. Map shows lands grabbed by German

Date: 1938
Duration: 8 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Civilians stand in front of billboard and read newspapers pasted on it in Austria, after end of World War II

Civilians read news on billboard in Austria, right after end of World War 2. German civilians read newspapers on billboards. "Presse Dienst" written on the billboard in large letters. "OWB" in smaller letters in the middle of the billboard. People walk past billboard. Man reads newspaper.

Date: 1945, July
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A fire burns at the base of a church and smoke rises from explosions as artillery shells burst near the church in Austria.

A church on fire in Austria during World War II. Artillery shells burst near the church. The base of the church on fire. Fire burns in a field. Fire burning near the church. Smoke rises. Trees in a park in the foreground.

Date: 1945, May 4
Duration: 5 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German prisoners march on a road in Austria.

German prisoners march in Austria during World War II. The prisoners march on a road. Allied soldiers lead them. German prisoners carry bags in their hands. Views of German prisoners marching.

Date: 1945, May
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German prisoners march and horse carts and prisoners move along a road in Austria.

German prisoners march in Austria during World War II. German prisoners march on a road. A hut in the background. Trucks drive past on a road in the foreground. German prisoners with their belongings loaded on a horse cart move out. Horse carts and prisoners move along a road. The belongings loaded on carts.

Date: 1945, May
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None