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Amusement park in Nazi Germany

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.150.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1452 | Film ID: 2990

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    Amusement park in Nazi Germany


    LS, crowds at an outdoor amusement park in Germany, Nazi flags. Carousel of airships, amusement park ride, goes up and around. Rollercoaster and rocket ride to the moon. Spinning ride, MS, CU, blur of faces. MS, Germans at the park, one man in uniform. On roller-coaster, whirl of metal parts, erector-set-like, CUs, children. Autobahn dodgem cars. Filming from another ride, occasional glimpse of sign on big building behind says "Stuttgarter Hofbrau". Chef sells waffles. Artist cuts profile from paper. Watching monkeys do tricks on a tightrope, into bed. MCU of faces, intently watching. Village.
    Event:  1937
    Production:  1937
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
    Director: Julien H. Bryan
    Camera Operator: Julien H. Bryan
    Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. Bryan traveled widely taking 35mm film that he sold to motion picture companies. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former USSR. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland, including Jewish areas of Warsaw and Krakow and anti-Jewish signs in Germany. His footage appeared in March of Time theatrical newsreels. His photographs appeared in Life Magazine. He was in Warsaw in September 1939 when Germany invaded and remained throughout the German siege of the city, photographing and filming what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of WWII. He recorded this experience in both the book Siege (New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940) and the short film Siege (RKO Radio Pictures, 1940) nominated for an Academy Award in 1940. In 1946, Bryan photographed the efforts of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency in postwar Europe.

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    00:00:03:00 to 00:05:44:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2990 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 2990 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 2990 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 2990 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Julien Bryan donated part of his collection of 35mm nitrate film relating to his expeditions during the period of 1930-1950 to the Library of Congress on December 23, 1966. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased some reels from the collection at the Library of Congress in January 1995.
    Acquired in February 2013 with the new digital transfers of Julien Bryan's Nazi Germany Collection from the Library of Congress.
    Copied From
    35mm pos, b/w, silent
    Film Source
    Library of Congress - Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS)
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5674
    Source Archive Number: 4719 / FEB 7129
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:33:03
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