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Hitler Youth educational filmstrip with lidded canister featuring an illustrated cautionary folk tale

Object | Accession Number: 2007.502.1.8 a-c

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    Brief Narrative
    Propaganda filmstrip shown to Hitler Youth groups featuring a cautionary folk tale about a raven named Hans Huckebein. The Propaganda Office of the Reich Youth Leadership produced a series of 35mm filmstrips in the late 1930s for distribution to Hitler Youth chapters. They were shown at gatherings and used to recruit and indoctrinate members in the ideology of Hitler and the Nazi Party. On December 1, 1936, the Reich Youth Leadership, under Baldur von Schirach, became an autonomous organization accountable only to Hitler. Membership in the Hitler Youth became mandatory on March 25, 1939.
    Artwork Title
    Hans Huckebein der Unglucksrabe K 2 [Hans Huckebein the Unlucky One]
    Series Title
    Bildband fur die Schulung in der HJ [Filmstrip for Training in the HJ]
    creation:  approximately 1936-approximately 1940
    creation: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Gitlin
    Producer: Reichsjugendfuhrung Presse- und Propagandaamt

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Filmstrips (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    a. Rolled 35mm filmstrip.
    b. Short, gray textured paper covered cardboard container tube with an open top. The sides curve under at the bottom edge to secure a white round cardboard insert. A rectangular white paper label with the title in German fraktur printed in black ink is adhered to the side. The interior has a brown cardboard sleeve with semi-circular openings on either side. There is a brown stain on the bottom.
    c. Small, circular gray textured paper covered cardboard lid with a slightly recessed top. The Hitler Youth emblem, a black swastika within a red and white diamond, with German text around the border are printed in black ink on the top.
    a: Height: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm) | Diameter: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm)
    b: Height: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Width: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm) | Depth: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm)
    c: Height: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm) | Width: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm) | Depth: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm)
    a : cellulose acetate, emulsion
    b : cardboard, paper, adhesive, ink
    c : cardboard, paper, ink
    b. side, on label, black ink : Huckebein K 2
    c. top, around edge, black ink : Bildband für die Schulung in der HJ. [Filmstrip for Training in the HJ.]

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Hitler Youth

    Administrative Notes

    The filmstrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Susan Gitlin.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 09:42:27
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