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  1. jamied says

    Although currently entitled "Buchenwald atrocities", large parts of this footage record an atrocity at Stalag Tekla, near Leipzig. This can be determined by the American helmet used as a makeshift slate at the 05:17 timepoint.

    At Tekla, a number of inmates had been imprisoned in a mess hall as Allied troops approached. The building was then set alight, and as people escaped from the burning building they were gunned down or electrocuted, as some of this graphic footage testifies.

    A slate at 02:19 shows that some of this footage was shot by a cameraman named "Madru", almost certainly Gaston Madru, sadly to be shot dead the following month while going in to Leipzig.

  2. jamied says

    The lady seen at 07:42 is British MP Mavis Tate. This particular part of the footage is likely to originate from her visit to Buchenwald, more of which can be seen in clip 1153.17.

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