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Ralph H. Major Home Movie Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2017.326
Collection Summary
The Ralph H. Major Home Movie collection is comprised of 42 reels of 16mm film, 18 of which have been donated to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The films cover an American family (from Kansas) traveling in Europe, events, and holidays from 1927 to 1954. Locations include Albania, Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, England, and the United States. Ralph H. Major was teaching at the University of Munich in the mid-1930s. Ralph Jr. and his brother John attended a boarding school in Marquartstein, Germany. Their sister Virginia and mother Margaret joined for some of the trips. Highlights include footage of the dedication of the Haus der deutschen Kunst, the exhibition of Degenerate Art, and a Hitler parade in Munich.
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Market scenes in Tirana

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0178 | Film ID: 4345

Event Date
approximately 1933-1937

American family visits the Balkans

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0179 | Film ID: 4345


Sightseeing in Paris; World's Fair 1937; Cherbourg

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0180 | Film ID: 4346

Event Date
approximately May-November 1937

Munich; Degenerate Art exhibition; Koenigsplatz; Deutsches Museum

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0181 | Film ID: 4347

Event Date
approximately July-November 1937

Bavarian village; Hitler Youth; Autobahn

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0182 | Film ID: 4347

Event Date
approximately 1937 July-1937 November

Sightseeing in Bavaria and the Rhine district in 1937

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0183 | Film ID: 4348

Event Date
1937

Touring Italy: horse race; cathedral

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0184 | Film ID: 4349

Event Date
1937

Rhine River tour; Württemberg

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1931 | Film ID: 4248

Event Date
1933

Munich streets; war memorial; Reichswehr

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1932 | Film ID: 4248

Event Date
1933

Day of German Art 1933; Hitler salutes crowds

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1933 | Film ID: 4248

Event Date
1933

Memorial and Nazis marching in Munich

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1934 | Film ID: 4248

Event Date
1933

Hitler Youth; dog parade

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1935 | Film ID: 4249

Event Date
1934

The Major boys on holiday; Carnival parade; University of Munich; beer garden

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1936 | Film ID: 4249

Event Date
1934

Freiburg market and Corpus Christi Day parade

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1937 | Film ID: 4249

Event Date
1934

Visiting Oberammergau

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.1938 | Film ID: 4249

Event Date
1934
 
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