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German soldiers on the eastern front

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2018.633 | RG Number: RG-60.1922 | Film ID: 4246

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    German soldiers on the eastern front

    Overview

    Description
    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”
    Duration
    00:02:24
    Date
    Event:  1942
    Locale
    Lukow, Poland
    Smolensk, Soviet Union
    Bobruisk, Belarus
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Dave Coseo on behalf of Oda (Lindemann) Coseo and Karin Lindemann
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Hans W. Lindemann
    Biography
    Hans Wolfgang Lindemann (a German) married Ethel McGloclin (an American) in Philadelphia in 1929. He had come to the US looking for work, but had a strong German family heritage and served in the German army in WWI as a radio operator. After his father died, the couple moved to Germany (Braunschweig), toured Europe, and started a family (Oda b. 1934 and Karin b. 1936). Wolfgang joined the German reserve as he found that the least difficult way to protect himself and his family. He worked in a truck factory which was vital to the German war effort. Later, he became a Wehrmacht captain as an automotive engineer. He was discharged in November 1944 and later became a prisoner of war of the Americans in France. Wolfgang's two brothers also served in the German military in WWII. Ethel raised their two girls in a small farming town in Germany. She exchanged letters with Wolfgang as well as with her brother who was serving in the US Army. She kept a diary in English during the war period. In 1946, Ethel and the girls returned to the United States (Oda was 12 and lives in Philadelphia; Karin died in 1976 at age 40).

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4246 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w
      Master 4246 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w
      Master 4246 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w
      Master 4246 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w
    • Original
    • Original 4245 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4246 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4247 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4245 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4246 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4247 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4245 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4246 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4247 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4245 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4246 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm
      Original 4247 Film: canisters - 9.5 mm

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Dave Coseo donated his grandfather's original films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in May 2016.
    Film Source
    Dave Coseo
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:04:23
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