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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-60.1944 | Film ID: 4263

REEL 3. Arrival in Dresden, cathedral, Zwinger Palace with many classical sculptures. Boat on the Elbe. The train moves alongside the Saale River and enters Thuringia. The ruins of the Rudelsberg Castle on a hill. In Weimar, funeral wreaths with ribbons bearing swastikas at the base of the Goethe-Schiller monument with two bronze statues of the poets. The Schiller House. The students walk with a professor through the park in Weimar. The Nietzsche Archive with Nietzche’s sister on the steps to welcome the group of American students. They visit the Goethe House, where Goethe worked, lived and died. Hitler passes by in a car with other officials. People salute Hitler in the car. According to the notes of Herbert Davis Vogel (one of the men on the Schurz Tour and the donor of this film footage to the Library of Congress), Hitler was on his way to visit Nietzsche’s sister. The Americans tour a planetarium in Jena with a professor from the university. The Frommannsche House. Marketplace of Jena, sausages. They travel by train to Nuremberg and visit the castle. Nazi flags decorate the town. Nazi parade with RAD men. Fountains, houses, church at night in Nuremberg.

Film Title
Germany 1934
Film Collection Title
Herbert Davis Vogel Collection
Event:  July 7-August 9, 1934
Dresden, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Jena, Germany
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Transit Film
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:39:20
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