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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-60.1947 | Film ID: 4266

REEL 6. The Americans drink wine in a wine cellar at a vineyard. They sail down the Rhine River. President Schanz takes numerous photos. Steam rises from the funnel of a boat on the water. The University of Bonn, cloisters, Nazi flags decorates the streets of Bonn. The group visits the house where Beethoven was born, bronze statue in garden. They tour Cologne. The gothic cathedral architecture. They go to nearby Liblar where Carl Schurz was born. President Schanz places a wreath against the wall beneath the bronze plate in memory of Carl Schurz. The final stop is Hamburg. Sightseeing in the city, harbor. Large ocean liner, the New York of the Hamburg-America line, docked for those on the Carl Schurz Tour. A montage of different ships in the harbor. The flag of Germany and the Nazi flag fly side by side at the Hamburg-America Line port. The Carl Schurz tour group boards the ship, waving goodbye to the camera. President Schanz lifts his camera to his eye one more time. Ends with the bronze bust of Carl Schurz and “THE END.”

Film Title
Germany 1934
Film Collection Title
Herbert Davis Vogel Collection
Event:  July 7-August 9, 1934
Hamburg, Germany
Bonn, Germany
Cologne, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Transit Film
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:20:24
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