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Luftwaffe officers & Goering's staff tour Mt. Vesuvius & Pompeii

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2003.122 | RG Number: RG-60.3349 | Film ID: 2544

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    Luftwaffe officers & Goering's staff tour Mt. Vesuvius & Pompeii

    Overview

    Description
    Scenes of Mt. Vesuvius and ruins of Pompeii in Italy with uniformed Luftwaffe men. Men in civilian clothes include at least 3 Luftwaffe staff or officers closely associated with Goering (they also appear in Film IDs 2548 and 2549): Fritz Goernnert in lederhosen; wavy-haired man in knickers who may be Kattengel; dark-haired man seen in target practice scenes; and the man with dark-rimmed spectacles and photo camera (Eitel Lange, the personal stills photographer for Hermann Goering, who joined Goering's staff in the summer of 1940).

    01:01:02 WS with volcano. Priest in long black frock scampering across rocks. Scenes of visit to Pompeii ruins, posing for camera. 01:08 Naked men sunning themselves, climbing, and diving from volcanic rock by sea. 01:10:22 Men as tourists, at sidewalk cafe table, in civilian suits; includes Eitel Lange, eating ice cream. Coastal scenes, some presumably of Naples. 01:19:42 Two men walking, Bernd von Brauchitsch, Goering's adjutant, on right, very briefly. Horse drawn cart. Pan up from feet to face of sleeping man in boat moving on water.
    Duration
    00:11:06
    Date
    Event:  October 1942?
    Locale
    Italy
    Naples, Italy
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Claranne Bechtler
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Eitel Lange?
    Subject: Kattengel
    Biography
    Gen. Kattengel is included on the OSS report on Nazi Art Looting, described as working under Fritz Goernnert on Goering's administrative staff.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:11:06:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA - A-wind - reversal original
      Master 2544 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Master 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA - A-wind - reversal original
      Master 2544 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Master 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA - A-wind - reversal original
      Master 2544 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Master 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA - A-wind - reversal original
      Master 2544 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2544 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2544 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - workprint - B-wind
      Preservation 2544 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2544 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - workprint - B-wind
      Preservation 2544 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2544 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - workprint - B-wind
      Preservation 2544 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind - Kodak - 3234
      Preservation 2544 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2544 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - workprint - B-wind
    • User
    • User 2544 Video: Betacam SP - small
      User 2544 Video: Betacam SP - small
      User 2544 Video: Betacam SP - small
      User 2544 Video: Betacam SP - small

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Claranne Bechtler, the daughter of John Christopher Bechtler, donated her father's film materials to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in May 1995 [Accession Number 1995.A.875]. Most of these items were deaccessioned in March 2000; 18 reels of film, however, were transferred to the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and were never officially deaccessioned or removed from the Museum's premises. They were officially "donated" again by Mrs. Bechtler in June 2003 with the Accession Number 2003.122.
    Note
    Eitel Lange's presence dates the footage as 1940 or later. Lange describes a private journey by Goering, with his two Sonderzuege [Special Trains], to Italy in mid-October 1942, to visit his wife Emmy at a villa in Naples.

    Handwritten title on original film can:"General Kattengell Touring Volcano." Bechtler Collection Tape #1

    See Eitel Lange's 1950 book, "Der Reichsmarschall im Kriege," including photos 82-83-84 and text pp 160-161 re. 1942 trip to Italy.
    Film Source
    Ms. Claranne M. Bechtler
    John C. Bechtler
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 3351
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:02:14
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