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David Glick Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2004.320.2
Collection Summary
This extraordinary collection of 16mm color footage chronicles the journeys of the American lawyer David Glick and his efforts to save thousands of German Jews from certain death through immigration to South America. While knowledge and paper records of such expeditions exist, this is the only motion picture footage pertaining to the relief and rescue missions. In 1939, Mr. Glick visited every country in South America on behalf of the JDC to survey the needs of the German and Austrian refugees who had settled there. He brought with him a 16mm camera to film his experiences with the new refugees in many of these countries. The films are a testament to the work that a private American citizen was carrying out on behalf of the Jews of Germany when the official U.S. government policy had yet to acknowledge the extent of Adolf Hitler’s plans to eradicate European Jewry.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Allen S. Hepner
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David Glick's trip to WWI battle sites in France in the late 1920s

Film | Accession Number: 2004.320.2 | RG Number: RG-60.4308 | Film ID: 2701

Event Date
1928

David Glick's JDC mission to South America in the late 1930s

Film | Accession Number: 2004.320.2 | RG Number: RG-60.4309 | Film ID: 2702

Event Date
1939

David Glick's JDC mission to South America in the late 1930s

Film | Accession Number: 2004.320.2 | RG Number: RG-60.4310 | Film ID: 2703

Event Date
1938/39

David Glick's trip to Europe 1936/37

Film | Accession Number: 2004.320.2 | RG Number: RG-60.4311 | Film ID: 2704

Event Date
1936/37
 
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