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Munich streets; war memorial; Reichswehr

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

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    Munich streets; war memorial; Reichswehr


    “MUNICH” “LUDWIGSTRASSE.” People walk along Ludwigstrasse in Munich, some turn to look at the camera. “ODEONSPLATZ.” Funeral wreaths on the stairs of Feldherrnhalle. Nazi soldiers walk down the stairs on the left. Children, pigeons in the Odeonsplatz. “HOFGARTEN” Munich, Germany, white chairs and covered tables in the pavilion. “OKTOBERFEST” Procession of men on horseback, marching band. They are dressed in traditional costume. Spectators and children on the sides. Men in military uniform march. “WAR MEMORIAL” The World War I memorial in front of the Old Army Museum in Munich. Tomb covered in flowers and funerary wreaths. One is adorned with a Nazi flag and “London” banner. Sculpture in relief on the side of the monument. Pedestrians. “REICHSWEHR” Military marching band, all wearing helmets. Men follow on bicycles. “SCHOOLGIRL” Girl with bookbag walks away from the camera on the sidewalk. She smiles, continues down the street.
    Event:  1933
    Munich, Germany
    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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    Black & White
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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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    2024-02-21 08:04:24
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