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Nuremberg Trials reveal the Nazi enslavement of people in occupied countries and atrocities against Jewish people during World War II.

Opening scene, in 1946, is the courtroom where Nazi officials are being tried for war crimes at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, where the procecutor has completed charges 3 and 4, concluding the indictment against them. Sitting in first row of the dock are Hermann Göring (or Goering) (hidden behind soldier), Rudolf Hess, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, and William Keitel. The camera focuses on Franz Sauckel, as he is identified as the Nazi slave labor chief. Supporting documents are shown. Film footage scenes of slave workers being rounded up and working on shipping docks, emptying rail cars, repairing railroads, and digging in open pit mines, under Nazi military guard. Next are shown views of Hermann Goering walking in an occupied village in 1942, overseeing the confiscation of all of the livestock. German soldiers releasing and rounding-up cattle, sheep, and pigs that had belonged to citizens of an occupied village. Dr. Wilhelm Frick is shown. He is charged with eliminating elderly, insane, or uncureable sick Germans, considered "Useless Eaters" and subject to Nazi euthanasia programs. Several frail and sick or mentally disabled persons are shown. Crosses are shown marking burial places of these persons outside the institutions in which they died. Next, several German Jewish men in civilian clothes are seen rushing to a work site where they are put to work as slave labor digging with shovels under direction of a Nazi military officer. Scene shifts to Nazi Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung) harrassing German Jewish shopkeepers, writing anti Jewish messages on the windows, encouraging boycott, and preventing their businesses from operating. More views of Nazi Storm Troopers causing trouble in the streets. Next scene is Hermann Goering reading some dictates as Hitler and Hess, along with other Nazi officials, sit in attendance. The so called "blood purity" rules define German citizens narrowly and prohibit marriage between "German Citizens" and Jews. An unseen audience roars its approval. German Jews are next seen being rounded up and mistreated. Back at the trial, the prosecutor speaks of Nazi SS Brigadier General Jürgen Stroop cleaning out the Warsaw Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, in utter ruthlessness in 1943. Scenes of Polish Jews people being driven and dragged out, many unclothed, and the entire place being dynamited afterward. View of a detonation system, and then a huge explosion and walls of the Warsaw ghetto area are seen crumbling to the ground. Buildings burning and people leaving with injured on a stretcher. Scenes of Nazi agents, Gestapo, and Wehrmacht Army chasing Jews from sewers using tear gas and driving them from buildings using light tanks and armored vehicles. Jews are rounded up, beaten with clubs, and dragged by Nazi German authorities who capture them. Back in the courtroom, Rudolf Hess is seen describing how Nazi doctors would screen arrested Jews as they entered concentration camps. Views of crowds of Jews entering a concentration camp near a railroad train depot. A large group of Jewish children at a camp. Children hold up their arms and the boys and girls reveal tattoo numbers on their arms. More views of women and children moving through outside paths of a concentration camp, surrounded in barbed wire and fencing. Views of so-called camp shower baths in which prisoners were killed by poison gas. Clothing of prisoners hanging outside the gas chambers, which the prisoners were told were delousing chambers. Views of the gas chamber shower heads and gas output vents. Views of naked prisoners, some seated and some laying down, instead a gas chamber. View of dead, naked prisoner bodies stacked up in a room. View of bags filled with gold from rings and teeth of the dead. Canvas bags and chests containing the teeth and gold jewelry, held in the Reichs Bank. Closeup of corpses. Bodies being loaded and unloaded from flatbed trucks and being dragged by camp inmates and German soldiers, and thrown into mass graves.

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Luftwaffe (Air Force) undertakes bombing campaign to overcome Polish resistance in Warsaw, during World War II

German aircraft drop leaflets all over the city of Warsaw, during World War 2. They contain the following message (translated from the German): "Soldiers and inhabitants of Warsaw! Poland is occupied. Only the Modlin fortress is resisting. Warsaw is surrounded by German troops.The suburbs are already in our hands. You will be committing a crime if you open this megacity to the fortress." Polish troops still holding out,reject a call to capitulate. Under white flags, foreign diplomats and such are seen leaving Warsaw, past a German barricade. The Warsaw Citadel and surrounding Polish military defenses (Fortress Warsaw) are seen in an aerial reconnaissance photograph. German officers walk in a group along a railway in Poland. Hermann Goering, head of the German Air Forces, consults with his Generals about a bombing campaign against the Polish defense positions. Goering and Adolf Hitler seated in a railroad car with staff officers. Slate alludes to the Polish military commanders making Warsaw into a virtual fortress including an armed civilian population; and if it is not surrendered, the resistance must be broken. September 25, 1939, shows German fliers readying warplanes for air campaign against Poland. A German pilot in his cockpit. View from German airplane flying over Poland. Beautiful cloud formations in background.

Date: 1939, September 25
Duration: 4 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Army and SS (Schutzstaffel) Troops fight Polish resistance in Warsaw, Poland.

German Army and SS (Schutzstaffel) Troops fight Polish resistance in Warsaw. A map shows Warsaw. German troops crush the Warsaw Uprising. The German army troops operating tanks and heavy artillery. Smoke rises up due to explosions as Germans bombard Warsaw. A German soldier looks through binoculars. German take a Polish prisoner. Tanks and artillery on roads of Warsaw during street fighting in Warsaw. German soldiers fire rifles and machine guns. Close up views of faces of German soldiers in combat. German artillery fired. A dead body of a Polish resistance fighter on the street, wearing a resistance armband. German General Reiner Stahel pores over a map with other German officers fighting against the Polish resistance. Rubble on streets. Point of view shots from German guns and German positions targeting Polish resistance positions. German set demolition charges and blow up parts of walled off buildings. The Germans take prisoners and escort male prisoners and sympathizers at a railroad station with trains in background. Polish prisoners walk under German guard. Precise locations in Warsaw unknown, but some scenes could be from the Warsaw Ghetto.

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German invasion of Poland in 1939

Adolf Hitler addresssing the Bundestag in Berlin. Animated map shows Berlin, Warsaw, and higlights Danzig and the Polish corridor. Newspaper headline reads 'Poles will fight for Danzig.' Polish officer addressing recruits. Polish women and children watching as they march off. Polish women and old men and youths digging trench fortifications. Animated map shows Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. Map shows Vistula River and tributaries. Map shows Polish defense options. Map illustrates Nazi plan to launch pincer movements around the Polish defenses. Views of German forces marshaling near the Polish border in August, 1939. Polish infantry moving in horse-drawn wagons, supported by old fashioned horse cavalry. Film illustrates dramatic difference in military might, contrasting German armor, aircraft,and numbers to that of Poland. Closeup of German airmen loading bomb under their aircraft. German heavy artillery and siege mortar firing. German Panzer I light tank charging through snow. Motorized German forces entering Poland on September 1st, 1939. German Heinkel HE 111 bomber taking off toward the camera. Several Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers taking off. German aircraft strafing Polish aircraft on an airbase. Aircraft exploding on the ground. A Dornier Do 17 bomber maneuvering. More views from German aircraft strafing Polish aircraft on the ground. Formation of He 111 aircraft in flight. Gunner firing from blister in bomber. Two Polish P50A fighter planes being fired upon and exploding in air. Aerial view of German Me Bf 109 as it maneuvers nearby. Me Bf 109 firing guns and flying through white smoke. A Polish P50 streaming black smoke. Another gunner in bomber firing and hitting a Polish P-50. An aircraft crashing in flames. More He 111 bombers. Glimpse of bombardier in He 111. Bombs striking Polish bridges, roads, railroads, etc. Closeup of Stuka dive bomber starting dive down on target. Polish civilians fleeing in a field. A stuka diving as children watch from hiding places. Bombs bursting near railroad. Closeup of German airman in cockpit. Polish cavalry charging. German tank tows a field artillery piece across a shallow river, A destroyed bridge in background. A Panzer I light tank emerges from the stream. German soldiers racing across the Vistula River in long powered boats. Series of maps show situation from September 5th as Germans advance and Poles retreat, ending with encirclement of Warsaw and defeat of Polish forces. Scenes of Warsaw, encircled and bombarded, but not yet fallen. Firemen respond to bombing and shelling. Buildings crumble. Germans load and fire 142mm Howitzers. Scenes of destruction from shelling. A factory chimney falls. Hitler at the front observing bombardment. Women and children seek shelter in the city. Dead horses in streets. September 27th Warsaw capitulates and German troops occupy it. Map shows Polish forces still resist in the Westerplatte fortress. German battleship, Schleswig-Holstein, firing her guns. Defenders raise white flag on October 1st, 1939. Polish prisoners marching away (one seen barefoot). Polish Nazi collaborator points out persons for arrest. Poles lined up by a pit for execution. German machine gunners firing. Glimpse of Nazi Heinrich Himmler. Bodies of executed. Polish women mourning the dead. Closeups of Polish women, children and old man. A woman throws fuel on a funeral pyre. Closeups of mourning women and girls. Hitler's Ju 52 transport plane takes off. Inside he talks with military passengers. Profile of Hitler silhouetted against the sky, looking at burning city of Warsaw. Russian army entering Poland talks with German officer. Sign boards in England say Britain declares war. French forces respond, marching from Caserne Maginot Barracks. British bombers attack German warships in the Kiel canal. German sailors rush to battle stations and fire anti-aircraft gun. Bombs away view as British planes bombs German Navy.

Date: 1939, September
Duration: 13 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The German invasion and destruction of Warsaw, Poland in World War II

German invasion and destruction of Warsaw, Poland, during World War 2. Smoke rises from the distant burning city of Warsaw. Germans soldiers fire artillery shells on the city. People run through the devastated city streets. Ruins of smoking and wrecked buildings. German troops, vehicles and heavy armor advance along the road to Warsaw. Smoke rising from city square. Scene shows dead horses and horse skeletons on the streets. Man cuts meat off a horse's corpse. A building on fire. Narrator talks about final broadcast of Warsaw Radio in September, and the unique chime sound of the Warsaw Radio program is heard. Exact Warsaw locations shown are unknown, but some shots could be from the Warsaw Ghetto.

Date: 1939, September
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German aircraft bombard buildings in Warsaw, Poland during World War II.

German air attack on Poland during World War II. Smoke rises from an area in Warsaw, Poland. German aircraft in flight over the city. An aircraft dives and bombards a building. Smoke rises as a bomb impacts. Billows of smoke rise due to an explosion.

Date: 1942
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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