Schames family in Germany before the Holocaust
Children run down a road, followed by adults, between residential buildings. A woman pushes a pram. More shots of the entire group. Pan of a small town from above - rooftops, trees, valleys. Synagogue doorway with Hebrew writing. People leaving through the doorway. EXT pan of synagogue. A large group of men and women in hats walk down stairs as they exit. Civilian scenes in town. A couple walks towards the camera with backdrop of mountains. Jewish cemetery. CU on various headstones. Rooftops of the town from above. A couple walks towards the camera with their child. Children play and dance in a circle. Women sit on a bench outside with a pram. Young children walk hand in hand towards the camera. Adults arm in arm walk towards the camera. More shots of groups walking towards the camera and smiling. Playing in the backyard. The group poses together. The children, plus one woman, dance in a circle. Little girls water the plants with a hose. A woman poses with the girls. A man helps a girl walk down the steps. The group sits in chairs in the garden. The group walks on a street in a city. Cranes. They walk down a ship’s deck. Back in the garden, a man helps the little girl walk towards the camera. CU as he holds her and talks to her.
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The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of the Schames family (later James family) of Stuttgart, Germany including the pre-war lives of Max and Käthe Schames and their children Annemarie and Heiner in Stuttgart, their flight from Germany to Amsterdam, and their immigration to the United States via Cuba. Included is biographical material, immigration documents, correspondence, and photographs. Biographical material includes family books, identification papers, a German passport, marriage papers, memorial books, and documents relating to Max Schames’s military career during World War I. Also included is a family history of the Ausburger family, who was most likely related to Käthe Schames’ family and documents related to Max Schames parents, Heinrich and Franziska Sara Schames. Immigration documents consists of papers related to the Schames family’s efforts to immigrate to the United States via Cuba including naturalization certificates and paperwork to change the family’s last name from Schames to James, Heiner’s name to Henry, and Annemarie’s name to Anne. Correspondence includes letters written by Max Schames during World War I, prewar letters received by Käthe, and wartime letters received from family in Stuttgart. Photographs includes prewar family photographs, depictions of Max Schames during World War I, and depictions of the Schames family after their immigration to the United States.