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Theodor Röckle Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2015.251
Collection Summary
A collection of 8mm black and white home movies depicting the life of a German non-Jewish family in Nazi Germany. The films were taken by Theodor Röckle who received the Iron Cross during World War I, was a waiter by trade, and worked on the German railway service. He briefly sought work in the United States in 1928 but returned to Germany in 1931. Scenes include prewar Germany, a Nazi torchlight parade, the wedding of Theodor’s brother Gerald, who was a soldier for Germany and POW of the Americans, planes flying over Berlin, and the daily lives of family members.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Keith Roeckle
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Torchlight parade

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1549 | Film ID: 3916


Nazis parade in Berlin

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1550 | Film ID: 3916

Event Date
February 1934/1935?

German civilians demonstrate and collect funds

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1551 | Film ID: 3916


German military training

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1552 | Film ID: 3916


Torchlight parade and fireworks

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1553 | Film ID: 3917


Roeckle family celebrations over the years

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1554 | Film ID: 3917


Postwar wedding of a German soldier and American POW

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1555 | Film ID: 3917

Event Date
1945?

Postwar Berlin; theaters in Steglitz; US Air Force planes landing

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1556 | Film ID: 3917

Event Date
1945?
 
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