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Kurt Laemmle Collection

Film Collection
Collection Summary
In March 1938, Kurt Laemmle documented his family in Stuttgart and on vacation in St. Moritz when he visited his parents and other relatives with his new wife, Alyse.They called it a honeymoon, even though he filled out immigration papers for his parents, Siegfried and Alice. The papers enabled the family to leave Germany after Kristallnacht, after they were forced to give up their apartment and factory to the Nazis. They managed to narrowly escape being taken away by the SS. The films show Kurt and Alyse's wedding and their first baby, Jewish life in Stuttgart, a costumed holiday in the mountains, and their journey on the SS Normandie. In Los Angeles, Kurt worked at Universal for his father's cousin and the company's founder, Carl Laemmle, before going into business operating movie theaters with his brother, Max.
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Wedding of Kurt and Alyse Laemmle

Film | RG Number: RG-60.7001 | Film ID: 4382

Event:  1937 October

Laemmle family visits St Moritz; Carnival; skiing

Film | RG Number: RG-60.7002 | Film ID: 4382

Event:  1938 March

Laemmle family in Stuttgart; returning to New York

Film | RG Number: RG-60.7003 | Film ID: 4382

Event:  1938 March-1938 May

Baby Susan Laemmle

Film | RG Number: RG-60.7004 | Film ID: 4382

Event:  1940
Record last modified: 2021-01-29 10:34:12
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