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Officers oversee training and exercises at a Hitler Youth camp

Film | Accession Number: 2013.22.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1382 | Film ID: 2964

In Groedig, Austria, the Hitler Youth camp's site manager gives commands to the organized troop. He has a death's head emblem on his cap. A HJ member with SS patch practices giving orders. The troops run drills. A senior Hitler Youth officer with glasses reviews the men and gives orders. He wears a Hitler Youth uniform, with the rank of Obergebietsfuehrer, as well as an infantry assault badge and the ribbon for the Iron Cross, Second Class. 01:01:07 SS Oberscharfuehrer at left. The officer, second from left (shorter man), is an army Unteroffizier (roughly a corporal). He wears a buttonhole ribbon indicating the award of the Iron Cross, Second Class. In the next shot, 01:01:09, you can see his silver Armored Assault Badge (in use from the end of 1939 on); that would make him a tank crewman with combat experience. The troops raise the Hitler Youth flag, march, run drills, and conduct target practice. 01:03:57 CU, the target sheet with bullet holes pierced through it. The troops exercise in the field. 01:05:06 They practice camouflaging themselves with mud and branches. A Hitler Youth scouts from a thicket. The Hitler Youth members continue physical training and playing sports. 01:09:05 Brief view of two elderly women local Austrians watching the boys race past the finish line. One boy wears an undershirt with the SS logo as they clean and polish their shoes.

Event:  after 1939?
Groedig, Austria
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of James and Barbara Gatti
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:26
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