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Hitler Youth filmstrip, canister and lid on character building found by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2007.518.2 a-c

Propaganda filmstrip with 33 images produced to train Hitler Youth in the ideals of service to the country. It was part of a set found by 25 year old Lieutenant Bernard M. Fishman in a German Army Engineers Officers Club in Ulm, Germany, circa May 1945. 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 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. Fishman enlisted in the United States Army in March 1942 and was assigned to the Warrant Officer's Corps. He was demobilized in 1945.

Alternate Title
Bereit Sein und Helfen gd 2
Be Ready and Help
Series Title
Bildband fur die Schulung in der HJ [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]
Date
approximately 1936-approximately 1940  (manufacture)
after 1945 May  (found)
Geography
creation : Berlin (Germany)
found : Ulm (Germany)
Language
German
Object Type
Filmstrips (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bernard M. Fishman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:39
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