Scenes soon after liberation of Nazi concentration camp in Mauthausen, Austria.
Mauthausen Austria Date:1945, May 11 Duration:3 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
View of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Mauthausen, Austria. Cremation ovens used to execute the prisoners. A German guard held at gun point by the American troops. Liberated American speaks, surrounded by a group of prisoners. He is U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jack H. Taylor of Hollywood, California. Filmed by Lt. Col. George C. Stevens, he says that in October 1944 he was the first allied officer to drop into Austria. He says he was captured December 1, 1944 by the Gestapo, and severely beaten. He details his imprisonment time in Austria and then at Mauthausen. He shows insignia and dog tags of two American soldiers who were executed in a gas chamber of the camp by the Germans. He details the multiple methods used by the Germans to kill prisoners, including shooting, gas chamber, beating, exposure in the snow for 48 hours with cold water thrown on them, starvation, dogs, and pushing off a hundred foot cliff. He thanks the American 11th Armored Division for rescuing them.
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