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Rhine River tour; Württemberg

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

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    Rhine River tour; Württemberg


    “GERMANY” "THE RHINE” Dark shots from from a boat on the Rhine River of the surrounding area. Castle on the hill. Trees. Smokestacks of boats on the water. The castle wall on the edge of a hill. Waterfront. Smaller castle on a terraced hill. “HALL IN WUERTEMBURG” Schwäbisch Hall, a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Steep stairs lead up to St. Michael’s Church. Houses line the slanted road. Nazi flag. St. Michael’s Church. Young girl approaches the camera, joined by a young boy and mother.
    Event:  1933
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Ann Major
    Camera Operator: Ralph H. Major
    Ralph H. Major, MD (1884-1970) was an American doctor from Kansas City, Missouri teaching medicine at the University of Munich in the 1930s. His children, Ralph Jr. (b. 1920) and John (b. 1924), attended a boarding school in Marquartstein, Germany during the time. His wife Margaret (b. 1891) and daughter Virginia (b. 1926) visited them in Europe in the summers of 1933, 1934 and 1937. Major captured several reels of 16mm film of Albania and Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, and England.

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    • Master
    • Master 4248 Film: positive - 16 mm
      Master 4248 Film: positive - 16 mm
      Master 4248 Film: positive - 16 mm
      Master 4248 Film: positive - 16 mm

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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    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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    Film Provenance
    Ann Major contributed her grandfather's film collection for study and analysis to Snowden Becker's graduate level seminar on home movies at the University of California at Los Angeles in Spring 2016. Ms. Becker contacted the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's film archivist about Major's home movies of Europe and Ms. Major then donated 18 of the 42 original 16mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in November 2016.
    Film Source
    Ms. Ann Major
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    2023-11-07 12:18:25
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