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Carl Schurz Tour of American professors and students through Germany in summer 1934

Film | Accession Number: 2016.568 | RG Number: RG-60.1943 | Film ID: 4262

REEL 2. The American students dine on a train on their way to East Prussia. Sculptural relief of Danzig’s Coat of Arms. Gdańsk belltower. Clocktower of the townhall. The group tours the town. President Schanz? takes a photo. The unique gables of Gdansk houses. Boats in the canal. The old port crane used for loading and unloading ships. Visitors walk out onto the pier and tour the grounds of Marlbork Castle. BDM girls sell flowers from baskets. Schurz tour group poses for a photo. Border crossing with Poland - “Halt! Grenze.” Americans visit Schurz’s House. One holds a kitten. The Kwidzyn Cathedral and Castle. The Tannenberg Memorial created in memory of the 1914 battle in which the Germans were led by von Hindenberg. Newsreel footage of the funeral ceremony for von Hindenberg. Rural East Prussian landscape seen from train windows. The group arrives in Königsberg, tomb of Emanuel Kant at the Königsberg Cathedral, castle. The coast of Svetlogorsk, Nazi flag on the beach. Cable car travel. Nazi flag on the pier. The group swims and lays in the sand.

Film Title
Germany 1934
Film Collection Title
Herbert Davis Vogel Collection
Event:  July 7-August 9, 1934
Danzig, Germany
Koenigsberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Transit Film
Record last modified: 2020-09-14 10:51:37
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