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Prewar Jewish life in Alsace

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.1472 | Film ID: 2987

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    Prewar Jewish life in Alsace


    The Levy family took a final trip back to Ingwiller from Baden-Baden by automobile. Cross via a pontoon bridge - the bridge was taken apart and reassembled for the car to cross. Bridge at Strasbourg. 01:28:30 Group shot of the entire Levy family together in Ingwiller. Carl waves to camera. Cart and wagon in town, villagers walk past shops on cobbled streets in Ingwiller. Men, including Henry Meis on extreme left, looking up at a stork on the house where August Levy was born in Hochfelden.
    Event:  1927 June
    Ingwiller, France
    Alsace region, France
    Hochfelden, Germany
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Carl Henry Levy
    Camera Operator: Carl H. Levy
    Carl Henry Levy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 7, 1913 to a wealthy German Reform Jewish family. He attended a secular private college-preparatory school. During those years, he printed a magazine in his attic, was chief editor of his school newspaper, and was involved in a Jewish youth group. He was finishing undergraduate philosophy studies at Harvard just as Hitler rose to power in Germany. With his peers, he organized a demonstration against the rise of fascism and the arrival of German ships to the United States. He also led the North American Committee in Cincinnati to Aid Spanish Democracy during the years of the Spanish Civil War. He graduated from Harvard in 1934, Magna cum Laude. In 1941 he met and married Edith Entratter shortly before enlisting in the US Army. He served in Europe from July 1944 to September 1945, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Ohrdruf concentration camp. Carl used the office typewriter from his desk job as Warrant Officer to write to Edith every day. After his return, he founded Lucky Stride Shoes and retired in 1960. Carl Henry died in New York City on August 24, 2001.

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    B&W / Color
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    01:27:35:00 to 01:29:06:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2987 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 2987 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 2987 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 2987 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2987 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2987 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2987 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2987 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large

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    Diana Mara Henry
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    The Museum does not own the copyright for this material and does not have authority to authorize third party use. For permission, please contact the rights holder, Ms. Diana Mara Henry.

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    Refer to files for a copy of the travel journal Carl Henry wrote as well as a DVD with the 1988 recording of Carl narrating his films of Europe.
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    Diana Mara Henry
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5694
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:05:32
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