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World War I soldiers and families celebrate in Wesel

Film | Accession Number: 2009.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4958 | Film ID: 2896

Part Two of FAHRT INS BLAUE with elaborate hand-decorated slates. Continuation of World War I veterans of the 172nd Regiment on a "Journey into Blue". The day-trippers at leisure. Men singing with tour buttons on their lapels. A woman performs a comedy routine. Adults playing on the seesaw. A woman pokes a tree for "the forbidden fruit," then holds the apples for the camera and takes a bite. Jolly adults sit on others' backs; a man passes by with a swastika flag. Johannes Vosskamp (the donor's father) sits at a table, lights a cigarette, and drinks coffee delivered by his wife Margarete Vosskamp (nee Clas, the donor's mother). They hug each other, kiss, and walk away. Two women and one man rest on the grass, smoking. Four men, including Vosskamp, at a table with a white tablecloth. VCUs, harvest-oriented swastika lapel pins. Ends with a title card.

Film Title
Fahrt ins Blaue
Event Date
1933 August 13
Wesel, Germany
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Peter, Ralph, and Edith Liebner
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:04:48
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