WW2: War Criminals Military Hangings Coverage - Landsberg, Germany (May 28-29,1946)

Channel: Combat Camera Unit

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(Munich 187) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, May 24, 1946. War criminal von Burgdorff seated in truck on Furth airfield and guarded by MPs. Col. Muszkat, Chief of the Polish Mission for Prosecution of War Crimes at Frankfurt, signing receipt for prisoners. Prisoners are put aboard plane. INTs showing prisoners seated in plane. (see notes)
(Munich 191) Hangings at Landsberg, Germany, May 28, 1946. Military hangings of two German civilians.
(Munich 191) Hangings at Landsberg, Germany, May 28, 1946. Continuation of military hangings of three German civilians in courtyard. MS, captain reading death sentences. Coffin containing bodies of executed men being moved out of courtyard.
(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. 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. 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.
(Munich 193) Landsberg (Dachau) Hangings, Landsberg, Germany, May 29, 1946. Scenes showing condemned men marching to the gallows and being hung. An officer reading the charges. Capt. Freeman discussing hangings with Swiss newspaperman, Karl S. Wick. Some of the condemned men making statements. Civilian workmen fastening coffin tops.
(Munich 193) Landsberg (Dachau) Hangings, Landsberg, Germany, May 1946. Coverage of the military hangings of Becher, Lippman, Temple, Hintermeyer, Knoll, Eicheldorfer, Boettger, Kick, Weiss, and Wagner.

Notes: 2:51 second man getting out of the truck to be put on the plane is Rudolf Hoess, the Camp Commandant of Auschwitz.
Coverage of the military hangings of Becher, Lippman, Temple, Hintermeyer, Knoll, Eichelsdorfer, Boettger, Kick, Weiss, and Wagner are found in 111 ADC 6007; 111 ADC 6008; and 111 ADC 6009.
Cameraman: Klappert + Singleton
Original Archive Numbers: 111 ADC 5982+111 ADC 5983 + 111 ADC 5984 + 111 ADC 6007 + 111 ADC 6008
Producer: US Army Signal Corps