Sightseeing in Berlin and German-occupied Paris
- Film Title
- 33. Paris I 1941
- Event Date
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Dave Coseo
Side street. German officer stands next to a car: “M30 Pf4 4 To.” He kneels beside the car and talks to a mechanic working underneath it. He climbs up to the driver’s seat. River. People ride bikes. The Schlossbrücke bridge in Mitte, Berlin, with the Berliner Dom in the BG.
The Pont d'Iéna bridge across the River Seine in Paris, and the Eiffel tower. Large building with a dome. Other Paris buildings. The Luxor Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde, with the L'église de la Madeleine in the BG shot from the Pont de la Concorde. The Arc de Triomphe on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Corner of Rue Royal and Place de La Concorde. Trucks drive on the street. “Société laitière Maggi” on the facade of a building next to the Palais Garnier Opera House. The column in Place Vendôme on Rue de la Paix. Banner across the rounded corner of a building reads: “Kommandant von Gross Paris.” Various street views of Paris. “PATHEX”
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Also in Hans Wolfgang Lindemann Collection
A unique family film collection of over forty 9.5mm reels documenting the experiences of German-American Hans Wolfgang Lindemann and his wife Ethel McGloclin and their children, Oda and Karin. The family films show Berlin and Potsdam, a WWI veteran gathering, the family home in Braunschweig, Paris (1941), and Wolfgang’s work in the truck factory at wartime in Smolensk and Mascherode.
Port. “HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE,” “UNITED AMERICAN LINES,” “COSULICH LINE.” Harbor, smoke stacks. Large passenger ship. New York skyline from the Hudson River, including the Empire State Building, Queensboro Bridge, etc. Statue of Liberty. Steam blows out of one of the ship’s funnels. A man hugs two women on deck. Other passengers relax on lounge chairs. A smaller boat in the water. “CLEVELAND” on the bow of a different ship. Luggage hoisted from a lower deck. Aerial views of passengers on the top deck, waving goodbye. Italian flag. Steamliner cruises through the water, smoke rises out. Flag with anchor. Family enjoys tea. Girl with hair in bows plays with another girl in the sand. Family on deck. “PATHEX”
Hans Lindemann stands by the garden in front of The Reichstag in Berlin. Berliner Dom. Altes Museum. A man speaks from the passenger seat of a car. The Preußisches Staatstheater in Gendarmenmarkt. “Markgrafen Str.” Busy streets of Berlin. Trolleys and cars drive past. Double-decker bus. The corner building, “HACIFA.” A man standing near factory. “PATHEX”
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Gloria Palast theatre. Cars drive under the overpass as a train moves across it. “HEILIGE FLAMME” Woman stands in a park by a lake. She walks on a small bridge. Four people on horses. Boat on the lake. Hans Lindemann. Men row in a small harbor. Two classical sculptures. Sans Souci Palace in Potsdam. Terraced gardens on the palace grounds. Intertitle: “‘Sans souci’ means ‘I should worry.’” People walk through the Sanssouci gardens. The Orangery Palace, Grand Colonnade of the Palace, Neues Palais with two great curved staircases leading up to the portico. Hans poses for camera. Ends with “PATHEX” camera logo.
Flag with the Iron Cross. Barrels of four guns rest together. Cannon. Small planted shrubs, artillery. A crowd gathers in a square. Men in uniform on horseback. German World War I veterans wearing the Pickelhaube, followed by others, such as men with flags and sashes. A man carries a sign: “L.Eskadron Husaren-Regt. 17.” More marching, spectators. Men salute, and soldiers respond. “ENDE” (reverse)
People in front of a sign: “Barenberger Hof Goethe Haus.” Ethel with a shawl sitting on the grass next to Hans. They paddle in a canoe. He waves. INT, men in white coats study a metal cylinder. Board with measuring tools. Another man looks through the cylinder. Procession through the streets, led by a man with a sign: “BUESSING NAG.” Buessing was a German bus and truck manufacturer in Braunschweig. Military band marches, followed by others. A man carries a large swastika flag; hand raised in salute in FG. Concessions with signs advertising “Waffel; Butter.” Men in suits stand side-by-side, camera pans down the line. Dark shot, men sit around a table with beer steins, crowded beer garden. “ENDE”
Baby Karin in her carriage, chewing on a teething ring. Mother Ethel tickles her and she smiles. Sister Oda leans on the side of the carriage. Men sing and march on a wooded road. A sixth man joins, smiling with a closed umbrella resting on his shoulder. They drink coffee and rehearse singing in a courtyard. A man conducts. They walk joyfully down a path, one twirls an open umbrella above his head. The men drink beer at a table by a waterway. People on a boat. They continue drinking. Children play in the sand and water at a manmade beach. "ENDE"
Sister Oda swings at a playground. Her mom pushes her down a slide. She plays on the seesaw and smiles. Children play in the sand at a lake. Adults on beach blankets. A younger boy joins. Thee kids play in a small garden, using miniature tools including a wheelbarrow and a trowel. The girl picks fruit from a bush and puts it in her bucket. “ENDE"
REX building with painted sign: “REX DEUTSCHES SOLDATENKINO”. This is a cinema for German soldiers in German-occupied Paris. People walk by marketplace stalls. “LA VACHE QUI RIT.” Pont au Change of the Conciergerie. A truck, a horse-drawn carriage and pedestrians move across the bridge. Théâtre de la Ville: “Châtelet.” Notre-Dame de Paris. Statue in the Place de Clichy. “Gillette” building displays sign: “Soldatenheim lese-und schreibzimmer.” Gaumont cinema on Rue Caulaincourt. Le Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre, Paris. A street lined with trees. Woman steps out with two dogs. She holds one in her arms. Mercedes-benz military truck on a rural road across a bridge. Cars follow in the distance. “ENDE”
Some damaged film. Wehrmacht soldiers in Lukow, Bobruisk, Smolensk in 1942. German men in uniform by car with W.H. on fender. Behind them, “Maison Roblot.” Officers. Men in shorts, one scrubs his shoes. Shirtless German soldier washes clothes. Others sit around a table to relax. They run laps. Military vehicles. Horses pull a covered wagon across a wooden bridge. Destroyed bridge. Men work with tools. “PATHEX”
Ethel and her daughter Oda with gloves hanging from her wrists walk down an avenue. The girl smiles and waves. Ethel, Oda, and Karin walk out the front door of a house with their dog. They play, throw snow. Rows of houses with snow-covered roofs. The family dances happily. “ENDE”
In Mascherode, Oda rides a bike, passes her baby sister Karin. Lindemann family walks down an avenue (repeat from earlier). Children on a residential street. Ethel walks with the two children. Sleds on the snowy street. Houses. Man on bicycle. The family in a different part of town. Large hall, Field. More rows of homes, mostly identical. “ENDE”
Open outdoor area. Car with license plate “D617” pulls up and parks. Hans Wolfgang Lindemann and Ethe McGloclin smile and kiss. CUs, Ethel sitting on a concrete planter with bare trees behind her. She smiles as her beau joins. They kiss again. In Philadelphia city, “RITTENHOUSE,” the couple wed in 1929. The newlyweds consult with their wedding party - men have flowers on their suit jacket lapels, and women hold bouquets and wear cloche hats. They meet with the priest, everyone shakes hands, the women joyously throw rice. The couple is getting married. They kiss once again. More hand-shaking. “ENDE”