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Touring Germany

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.42.8 | RG Number: RG-60.1388 | Film ID: 2946

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    Touring Germany


    Scenes of the German countryside filmed from a train. 01:00:52 Busy square in the city of Dresden with a church, market and crowds, including the Katholische Hofkirche with an ornate façade and figurative statues and a nearby tower. Along the Elbe River, a boat named "Leipzig" is docked. 01:02:02 Street scenes and a large building. 01:02:09 The Cologne cathedral with the Rhine River in the BG. Boat tour along the Rhine, Nazi flag waves from the boat, castles and architectural ruins among the cliffs. Quick view of a boat labeled "Bayonne" passing by on its way to or from France. Sights include the Pfalzgrafenstein Castle near the town of Kaub in the Rhineland-Palatinate and the Neiderwaldden Landscape Park and monument celebrating the German empire. Visiting Romerberg Square in Frankfurt, the Heiliggeistkirche in Heidelberg, and more sights in the city. Heidelberg and the Neckar River from a hill. Touring more of Germany, including a building with Nazi banners and flags hanging along the sides at 01:06:34.
    Event:  October 1935 to Summer 1936
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Cologne, Germany
    Dresden, Germany
    Frankfurt, Germany
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Philip Sloan and Katherine Tillman
    Camera Operator: Mr. John Vincent Tillman
    John Vincent Tillman (1907-1956) was on a fellowship at the University of Munich studying German opera between October 1935 and the summer of 1936. Tillman recorded his travels across Germany (some via motorcycle), from small towns in the Alps to Berlin, Dresden, and Munich, on 16mm film and kept a diary. He later received a doctorate from the University of Chicago and chaired the German department of St. Louis University.

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    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:00:49:00 to 01:06:48:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2946 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - Kodak - AGFA - B-wind - original
      Master 2946 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - Kodak - AGFA - B-wind - original
      Master 2946 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - Kodak - AGFA - B-wind - original
      Master 2946 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - Kodak - AGFA - B-wind - original

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    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.

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    Film Provenance
    Phillip Sloan and Katherine Tillman donated two reels of 16mm black and white film to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2013. The films document the travels of Katherine's father, John Vincent Tillman, an American who studied at the University of Munich from 1935 to 1936. The collection also contains a diary, manuscript, photograph, German print publications, and 1938 Mutterkreuz medal.
    Film Source
    Mr. Phillip R. Sloan
    Ms. Katherine Tillman
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5607
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:06:45
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