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Amateur film of German Labor Service unit headed to the Eastern Front, including anti-Jewish indoctrination

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.357.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1295 | Film ID: 2901

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    Amateur film of German Labor Service unit headed to the Eastern Front, including anti-Jewish indoctrination

    Overview

    Description
    Amateur film with German titles shot by a member of the German Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) [State Labor Service] records scenes of cordial contact between Germans of this non-combatant (railway repair?) unit and local Polish and Russian civilians, some female, before the unit entrains for their Eastern Front destination of Stalingrad (not seen) during the German advance in the summer of 1942.

    Scenes include: "Lichaya the Steppes Town", traveling through Legionowo (Central Poland), bartering, soldiers ("Class of 1924") attending an anti-Jewish indoctrination lecture (classroom interior with a poster showing an antisemitic caricature of a Jew at 01:06:52), kitchen and laundry scenes, a camouflaged tent encampment at Oskoshnoye, Russian peasants "fleeing from the Soviet hordes", German military grave markers, sign for Belgorod military hospital (Russia), cooking and receiving rations, German RAD man and Rumanian soldier guarding marshalling yard, and tracking shots past Narewka (Eastern Poland) and Zelwa (Volkovysk region, Poland).
    Duration
    00:16:34
    Date
    Event:  Summer 1942
    Production:  1942
    Locale
    Soviet Union
    Poland
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: A. Funk

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:16:34:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2901 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 2901 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 2901 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 2901 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2901 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2901 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2901 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2901 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
    • User
    • User 2901 Video: DVD
      User 2901 Video: DVD
      User 2901 Video: DVD
      User 2901 Video: DVD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Imperial War Museums
    Conditions on Use
    For licensing enquiries and requests, contact Imperial War Museums (IWM) at filmcommercial@iwm.org.uk. IWM also offers limited services for non-commercial parties, such as for museums, armed forces, veterans and their immediate family, family history researchers, and students. For such purposes, contact film@iwm.org.uk.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the film excerpts from the Imperial War Museum in October 2009.
    Note
    The Nazi propaganda poster that appears in this film (USHMM Photo Archives W/S 68331) is entitled, "Das judische Komplott" ("The Jewish Conspiracy"). The wall newspaper was issued by the "Parole der Woche" and published by the National Socialist Party propaganda office in Munich.

    Summary Notes by IWM cataloger: The sequence in this film appears muddled geographically and historically, as the film jumps between Poland and the USSR in the summer of 1942, unless this simply reflects the varied postings of the cameraman's unit. The main title appears halfway through the film (01:08:13), and may either be misplaced or indicate that the opening section of the reel was part of another film, although the amateur style is recognizably that of the same cameraman. The subtitle of the film "The Paradise" probably refers to the contemporary Nazi ironic attack on the Soviet Union, held up by the Nazis' Communist enemies as a "workers' paradise".
    Copied From
    9.5mm b/w silent
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5488
    Source Archive Number: GWY 1298
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:57:07
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