- Froebelhaus Kindergarten in Berlin - INT: wooden toys, dolls. CU, children playing at tables, climbing up ladder and stomping down slide. 00:02:48 Signs: "Das Weisse Gold", "Sicherheits-Glas" Industrial exhibit and visitors in Dusseldorf. Manufacture of safety glass, scenes of spindles. 00:04:26 In Leipzig, EXT, St. Thomas Church, park, cars, birds. People going in and out of church doors. Nuns, upright citizens. 00:05:39 Street scenes, swastika flags, banner across road: "Untergrund Messhalle Markt." Newstand with papers, seen over backs of customers. 00:06:03 Farm scenes, tractor, hay. CU, threshing wheat, binding sheaves. Peasants, various angles. 00:07:16 Leica camera manufacture in Wetzlar, INTs. CUs, testing cameras, checking focus, looking through microscope. Loading film. 1937 calendar in BG. CU of signpost in Essen, "Kruppstrasse." 00:09:01 BDM girls marching on street in Dusseldorf, swastika flags. MS, memorial with swastika banners and spectators. "Zur Jugendherbergs Ausstellung" 00:09:54 Fountain, German man strolling up to arches of water. Car with two women moving alongside camera, also seen from inside car. 00:10:17 River, boats. 00:10:23 More factory INTs, precision work [in Wetzlar].
- Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
Julien H. Bryan
Julien H. Bryan
Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. Bryan traveled widely taking 35mm film that he sold to motion picture companies. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former USSR. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland, including Jewish areas of Warsaw and Krakow and anti-Jewish signs in Germany. His footage appeared in March of Time theatrical newsreels. His photographs appeared in Life Magazine. He was in Warsaw in September 1939 when Germany invaded and remained throughout the German siege of the city, photographing and filming what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of WWII. He recorded this experience in both the book Siege (New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940) and the short film Siege (RKO Radio Pictures, 1940) nominated for an Academy Award in 1940. In 1946, Bryan photographed the efforts of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency in postwar Europe.