Nazi Prisoners Freed 1951

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    Landsberg gaol (jail).

    Documentation states US High Commissioner pardons German industrialists condemned as war criminals by the Nuremberg Tribunal. Piece entitled 'Free 29 Nazi War Criminals'. American commentary for part of it.

    LV. People waiting outside Landsberg gaol. MV. Prisoners leaving gaol. SV prisoners being greeted by relatives. Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach German Industrialist, the director of the famous Krupp plant walks from prison. CU Krupp with bunch of flowers. CU Krupp. SV pan Krupp walking along with two others, Gen Speidel brother of Chancellor Adenauers military advisor war criminal and Count Schwerin-Krosigh former Reichminister of Finance. LV Prisoners walking away. GV. Landsberg prison. LV towards prisoners leaving gaol. MV towards Krupp leaving prison with two others. SV Krupp alighting from car at Goggel Inn pan as he walks inside. LV. People waiting outside Landsberg gaol. SCU Prisoners SV pressmen MV Krupp and party seated around table. SCU Krupp.

    (Comb.Lav. & F.G.)

    Note: UN 2339 D is split into 2 records, this being the complete one.

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    British Pathé
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    01:01:13:00 / 01:02:27:00
    UN 2339 D
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  • The release of the prisoners took place on 3 February 1951.

    "Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach German Industrialist" should read Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German industrialist.

    "Krupp walking along with two others, Gen Speidel brother of Chancellor Adenauers military advisor war criminal and Count Schwerin-Krosigh" - I believe that in fact the man with the fur-lined coat seen with Krupp is his brother Berthold von Bohlen und Halbach.

    "Gen Speidel" is General Wilhelm Speidel. "Count Schwerin-Krosigh" should read Count Schwerin-Krosigk. Whilst I can't say that either of these two men are actually those seen walking with Krupp they were both certainly released on the same day, and so may well feature within the footage.

    jamied 11th Oct 2012

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