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Amateur film club visits Dachau, 1942

Film | Accession Number: 2010.208.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1283 | Film ID: 2899

Title onscreen indicates that the footage shows an outing of the Munich amateur film club to Dachau, 1942. See Stories 1282, 1284, and 1285 for related footage. Very bluish color. A slate reads: "Special train (Sonderzug) for the amateur film club leaves at 7:45 am for Dachau." Members of the film club ride the train to Dachau. A clock indicates that they are arriving at Dachau train station at 8:19. They arrive at the station and begin filming in the residential/commercial areas of the town (NOT the camp). It appears to be summertime, based on their clothing. Club members film using a tripod and hand-held cameras. A woman in a dirndl serves them cake outdoors. They film a toddler with puppies. Shots of the town: a belfry, town or castle walls, old homes, a church with pedestrians nearby, vistas.

00:24:06 Members of the club stand outside a building housing an art exhibit. The club stops at a beer garden ( CU of the bar indicates that it is the Schlossberg brewery), and then goes for a swim, taking and posing for playful shots of themselves and others diving and lounging about. They use reverse motion photography to show a man diving into the river and then coming back out of the water onto the diving board. Children play in a pool of mud. Special-effects shots of alcohol disappearing from glasses.

Event:  1942
Dachau, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of La Camera Stylo
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:20:03
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