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Bund Deutscher Maedel in Ostmark

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.22.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1540 | Film ID: 3913

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    Bund Deutscher Maedel in Ostmark


    Bund Deutscher Maedel (BdM) girls in uniform bike along country road. Girls on boat, singing with Hitler Youth (HJ) boys. Stone gate in Hainburg an der Donau adorned with swastika and eagle. BdM girls line the road, local Austrians in front of shops in BG. BDM girls come through on bicycles and shake hands. Girls march through town streets, banner (illegible) hangs above the street in the BG. They continue along country roads and wave to farmers. Pan down of white building in another village, most probably located in Burgenland. Girls wash and drink from a well and continue biking. Austrian teenage girls and children follow. They sing with children in a courtyard. 01:03:26 Farmer swings horse whip near Neusiedler See in Burgenland. Men drive horses to the paddock. BdM girls walk through the village. Village woman in kerchief pushes cart with homemade pies/bread. BdM girls assist farmers with bales of hay. INTs, local Austrian family eats bread; BdM girl pours milk. They farm and ride in wagon. Local men, women, and children watch the BdM girls from the town's street. Horses freely run along village road. BdM girls on wagon, singing, enter a barn. 01:07:24 VAR, BdM girls gather at the lake, Neusiedler See, in Burgenland, boating. Men load the girls' bicycles on a sailboat. MS, local farmers (women) and their crops.
    Event:  June-November 1938
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of James and Barbara Gatti
    Director: Erich Schnabel

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:00:14:00 to 01:08:33:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 3913 Video: HDCam - NTSC - small
      Master 3913 Film: 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA
      Master 3913 Video: HDCam - NTSC - small
      Master 3913 Film: 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA
      Master 3913 Video: HDCam - NTSC - small
      Master 3913 Film: 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA
      Master 3913 Video: HDCam - NTSC - small
      Master 3913 Film: 16 mm - b&w - print - AGFA

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at to sign a release, or submit the online request form at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Capt. Robert Charles Gale served with the U.S. 4th Infantry Division from 1942-1946. He obtained five 16mm films from the Berchtesgaden (15km from Groedig, Austria) in Spring 1945 and donated them via his son-in-law and daughter, James and Barbara Gatti, to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in February 2013.
    Film Source
    Barbara Gatti
    James Gatti
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5772
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:58:33
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