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Hitler Youth instructional filmstrip with canister on the unjust peace of WWI

Object | Accession Number: 2009.404.4 a-c

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Filmstrip titled Versailles und seine Uberwindung [Overcoming Versailles] with 39 images produced to educate Hitler Youth group members about the injustices done to Germany by the Versailles Treaty that dictated the terms of Germany's defeat in World War I. The Propaganda Office of the Reich Youth Leadership produced a series of 35mm filmstrips in the late 1930s, Bildband fur die Schulung in der HJ [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]. The filmstrips were distributed to local Hitler Youth chapters to show at gatherings and to use as propaganda to recruit members and disseminate the teachings of 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
    Versailles und seine Uberwindung [Overcoming Versailles]
    Series Title
    Bildband fur die Schulung in der HJ [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1936-approximately 1940
    Geography
    creation: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen Glick
    Contributor
    Producer: Reichsjugendfuhrung Presse- und Propagandaamt

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Object Type
    Filmstrips (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    a. Rolled 35mm filmstrip with 39 black and white transparencies.
    b. Short, gray cardboard tube open at the top with a brown cardboard sleeve inside. The sides curve under at the bottom edge to secure a white round bottom cardboard insert. A white paper label with preprinted text is taped to the side.
    c. Circular gray cardboard lid with the Hitler Youth emblem, a swastika within a red and white diamond, and German text around the edge printed on the top.
    Dimensions
    b: Height: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Diameter: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm)
    c: Height: 0.875 inches (2.223 cm) | Diameter: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm)
    Materials
    a : cellulose acetate, emulsion
    b : cardboard, paper, pressure-sensitive tape, ink
    c : cardboard, ink
    Inscription
    b. on white label, black ink : Versailles und seine Uberwindung [Overcoming Versailles]
    c. exterior top, around border, black ink : Bildband für die Schulung in der HJ. [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The filmstrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Stephen Glick.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:07
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