Welt im Film no. 90
Welt im Film. Issue no. 90
Ravensbruck Trial. INTs, Curio House in Hamburg, Allied Military Tribunal presided over by British Gen. Westropp, sentences those responsible for the Ravensbruck women's camp. MCUs, Johann Schwarzhuber; Dorothea Binz, former SS woman guard; Carmen Maria Mory; and others sentenced to death by hanging. 01:12:40 The three women guards shown are: Dorothrea 'Thea' Binz (Stellvertrende Oberaufseherin/Replacement Chief Officer); Wachterin Margarete Mewes (who served as guard in the Ravensbrueck 'bunker'-jail); and Arbeitseinsatzfuehrerin Greta Boesel (born Mueller) who dealt with all the prisoner labor commands at the camp. The three other women seated are prisoners (not guards) who worked for the Nazis in creating an atmosphere of terror at the camp.
Issue originally reviewed in 1947.
RIGHTS: Technically the Welt Im Film [World in Film] German newsreels are not in the public domain. Rights are generally held by the Imperial War Museum. However, the Welt Im Film issues sold by the National Archives mainly contain Signal Corps footage which is in the public domain or footage of undetermined Allied forces origin to which no one can claim copyright. Researchers interested in duplication should clear rights through the Imperial War Museum if film excerpts or soundtrack have clear British origin.
Biography / History:
The Welt im Film [World in Film] newsreel series was produced by the American and British military governments to support the denazification campaign in Germany and Austria. Screening was compulsory in cinemas in the American and British zones of Germany until the late 1940s.
2001.358.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 2001.
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