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Bavarian village; Hitler Youth; Autobahn

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0182 | Film ID: 4347

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    Bavarian village; Hitler Youth; Autobahn

    Overview

    Description
    Home in Bavaria. The visiting Americans (the Major Family) and locals dine outdoors. CUs of individuals in the garden. "The Fire Department of Munich rescues a cat" Many specators watch a fireman climbing firetruck ladder to rescue a cat in a tree.

    01:14:17 "In the Bavarian Tyrol" (color) EXT, buildings in Bavarian village. Men in traditional Bavarian dress. Decorated maypole for a folk ceremony with swastika symbols at the top. Street scenes, local shops. Hotel Alte Post (Anton Preisinger guest house) in Oberammergau. Bicycles. (changes back to black and white) Group of Hitler Youth with back-packs march along a country road. Different view of the HJ boys. Autobahn, "Ausfahrt" sign. KODAK
    Duration
    00:06:30
    Date
    Event:  approximately 1937 July-1937 November
    Locale
    Oberammergau, Germany
    Germany
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Ann Major
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Ralph H. Major
    Biography
    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.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Black & White
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4347 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome
      Master 4347 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome
      Master 4347 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome
      Master 4347 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    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 the original 16mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in November 2016.
    Note
    Original paper in can: Lunch at Ettal - Munich - Amer. Exp. Co. Bavarians - Hofgarten - Exhibition of Degenerated Art - Haus der Deutschen Kunst - The Dult - Ludwigstrasse - English Garden - Konigsplatz - Marienplatz - Glockenspiel - Deutsches Museum - Bavarian Tirol
    Film Source
    Ms. Ann Major
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-06 12:53:42
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