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Phillip Drell collection

Document | Accession Number: 2009.151.1

Publications and correspondence illustrating the experiences of Philip Drell [donor], sergeant attached to the Special Motion Picture Coverage Unit, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force from June 6, 1944 to May 8, 1945. Collection includes a series of publications and newspapers circa 1930s and 1940s [list below]; letter written by donor from Paris, dated May 15, 1945, addressed to his “Folks” describing in brief detail seeing the newly liberated concentration camp Dachau in Germany; hand-inscribed note asking Parisian photography to develop and process donor’s film for news media in France and the United Kingdom, signed “Tubby Abraham” and dated circa 1944-1945; and a photograph of Adolf Hitler in uniform standing at a podium, poster-sized, taken by Heinrich Hoffman.

Publications and newspapers:
1. Die Pflichten Des Partei Genossen; Germany, NSDAP
2. Sieg der Massen-Sieg des Kindes, Germany
3. Hier ausgeber: der Reichsfuhrer SS-SS Hauptamt Schulungsamt, Germany
4. Paris Deliveré par son Peuple
5. Liberation de Paris, August 26, 1944
6. Sigfried Kracauer , Propaganda and the Nazi War Film, The Museum of Modern Art Film Library, 1942
7. “They Shoot the War” This Week Magazine, Chicago Daily News, April 14, 1945, pages 4-5
8. Constantin, Philippe, “Les Sammies, chausseurs d’images donnent le frisson aux fiancées d’Amerique,” Combat: Le Grand Quotidien Republicain du Sud-Est, dated November 7, 1944.

1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Philip Drell
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 13:36:42
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