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Licco Max Haim Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2015.360.2
Collection Summary
Licco Max Haim was an avid amateur filmmaker who shot many reels of film showing his family in Bulgaria before the war. This collection constitutes our only collection of amateur film showing Jewish life in Bulgaria, and one of very few collections that relate to Bulgaria at all. The footage shows Licco and friends pursuing various leisure activities, such as swimming, hiking, and mountain climbing, as well as a ceremony in which a priest blesses new military recruits in 1941. The collection also includes a unique ten minute sequence showing Bulgarian Jews in 1941 building a road as part of a forced labor battalion. While Bulgaria, an Axis partner to Germany, ultimately resisted Germany’s attempts to deport Bulgarian-born Jews (those in the newly conquered territories of Thrace and Macedonia were turned over to the Germans), they adopted many anti-Jewish laws and conscripted military-age Jewish men into forced labor battalions.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Salvator Haim
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Forced labor battalion in Lakatnik, Bulgaria, Summer 1941

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1560 | Film ID: 4115

Date
Event:  Summer 1941

Mountaineering in Bulgaria

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1561 | Film ID: 4115

Date
Event:  Summer 1941

Blessing of Bulgarian military recruits

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1562 | Film ID: 4115

Date
Event:  Summer 1941?

Licco Haim and friends hike in Bulgaria

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1753 | Film ID: 4122

Date
Event:  August-October 1940

Licco Haim and friend ski and climb mountains

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1754 | Film ID: 4123

Date
Event:  February-April 27, 1940

Licco Haim and friends visit the beach

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1755 | Film ID: 4124

Date
Event:  August-September 1940

Licco Haim and friends on a late winter ski trip

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1756 | Film ID: 4125

Date
Event:  March-April 1941

Licco Haim and friends at leisure in Spring 1940

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1757 | Film ID: 4126

Date
Event:  May-July 1940

Licco Haim and friends swim in pools in Sofia

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1758 | Film ID: 4127

Date
Event:  1941 August

Relaxing in Bulgaria

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1759 | Film ID: 4128

Date
Event:  Summer 1941

Licco Haim and friends on a ski adventure in 1941

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1760 | Film ID: 4129

Date
Event:  February-April 1941

Licco Haim and friends on a ski holiday

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1761 | Film ID: 4136

Date
Event:  1941?

Celebration and Christmas ski holiday in early 1941

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1762 | Film ID: 4137

Date
Event:  January-February 1941
 
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