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Estonian Youths Recruited for German Army

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0609 | Film ID: 301

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    Estonian Youths Recruited for German Army


    Estonian youths receive physical exams, peasants surrender their horses to German army and estonian youths get close order drill instruction. 2:22:49 CU Dr. Mie? National Director of Estonia. Men read posted recruitment notice. CU Men coming through door; pan down to man checking papers against list. Men at table entering names. 2:23:05 Doctor with stethescope checks barechested man. Man pointing to figures on an eye chart. Profile of man holding hand over one eye. Group of volunteers stand together talking. 2:23:14 MLS Cluster of peasants or farmers with their horses in the snow. CU of various individuals and horses, checking horses' muzzles. 2:23:31 AV Good shots. Boys (none in uniform) trying to drill in step in snowfall. Boy with back to camera shouts orders -- others do about-face. Older officer in light coat comes over to check on progress. 2:23:51 Mother with arm over shoulders of a young boy, and another boy with scarf, stand with backs to camera watching drilling. Mad rush of boys to get in formation as officer blows whistle. 2:24:04 LS, AV of boys in formation in big yard. Officer facing them. CU of some of the boys; CU of officer. Boys marching out under archway aready to "fight against Bolshevism". 2:24:25 Boy in uniform, old man and young woman walking along wall looking at poster which seems to be knight with sword and shield defending against skeleton creature with star on cap and dagger.
    Event:  1944
    Production:  1944
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    02:22:48:00 to 02:24:34:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at to sign a release, or submit the online request form at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in March 1992. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Learning Center.
    Also known as OSS 241 at NARA.
    Copied From
    35mm DNC (I)
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 0309
    Source Archive Number: 242.241
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:54:22
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