(Paris 369) Execution of War Criminals, Landsberg, Germany, November 19, 1945. LS, prison buildings. MS, two civilian executioners stand beneath scaffold looking at man who was just hung. LS, civilian executioners set up rope on scaffold. Roped-off area "official witnesses." Man lead up by priest, soldiers, military, police. LS, criminal drops thru trap door of scaffold. MS, rope is adjusted around condemned man's neck and trap is sprung. HS, looking thru trap door at corpse swinging from rope.
Note: Three German nationals were hanged by the US military authorities for murdering US aviators who had been forced down in Germany and taken prisoner.
See Tape 231 for duplicate footage.
Biography / History:
1992.257.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in October 1992. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
US Army Signal Corps
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 111 ADC 5604
35mm; b/w; silent
1"; Betacam SP; VHS
06:15:57 - 06:17:58