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Also in Anne Clark Schames collection
The collection consists of documents, photographs, correspondence and a prayer book relating to the experiences of Anne Clark Schames, her parents Max and Kaethe, and her brother Henry before World War II in Stuttgart, Germany, during the war in Germany and Netherlands, and after the war when they immigrated to the United States in the early 1940s.
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.
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.