(Munich 191) Hangings at Landsberg, Germany, May 28, 1946. Bodies of hanged men are set in coffins and coffins are stacked in yard. One coffin is labelled "Niedermayer Engelbert". Niedermayer was a crematoria worker at Dachau. Soldier adjusts rope on scaffold. German civilian hangman speaking to American officers. 22:03:28 Klaus (or Claus) Karl Schilling is escorted up the steps of the scaffold. He faces the camera and speaks briefly before he is hanged. Schilling was a physician who deliberately infected inmates with malaria at Dachau. Another man is executed. Otto Moll is executed in the sequence beginning 22:06:09. CU of the name "Dr. Schilling Claus" on coffin. Dark shots of Moll's (?) body being cut down from the gallows and placed in a coffin. A group of US soldiers and officers watching the hangings. One of them holds a camera. They stand at attention as an officer walks by. Another man is lead to the gallows while soldiers watch.
Biography / History:
2001.358.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 2001.
US Army Signal Corps
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA), 111 ADC 5984
35mm FGMS; b/w
Betacam SP; VHS
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