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Ralph H. Major Home Movie Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2017.326

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    Overview

    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.

    Administrative Notes

    Film Source
    Ms. Ann Major
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    Browse 15 Items In This Collection

    Market scenes in Tirana

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

    Date
    Event:  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

    Date
    Event:  approximately May-November 1937

    Munich; Degenerate Art exhibition; Koenigsplatz; Deutsches Museum

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

    Date
    Event:  approximately July-November 1937

    Bavarian village; Hitler Youth; Autobahn

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

    Date
    Event:  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

    Date
    Event:  1937

    Touring Italy: horse race; cathedral

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

    Date
    Event:  1937

    Rhine River tour; Württemberg

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

    Date
    Event:  1933

    Munich streets; war memorial; Reichswehr

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

    Date
    Event:  1933

    Day of German Art 1933; Hitler salutes crowds

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

    Date
    Event:  1933

    Memorial and Nazis marching in Munich

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

    Date
    Event:  1933

    Hitler Youth; dog parade

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

    Date
    Event:  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

    Date
    Event:  1934

    Freiburg market and Corpus Christi Day parade

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

    Date
    Event:  1934

    Visiting Oberammergau

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

    Date
    Event:  1934
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:16:10
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