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Laemmle family in Stuttgart; returning to New York

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

Laemmle family gathers on the balcony of their apartment in Stuttgart, which the family was forced to handover to the Nazis a few months after this film was recorded. Including shots of the grandmother of Kurt, Hermine, and Alyse. Alyse leans in to shake hands with Hermine, and kiss her. Kurt stands between the two of them. Kurt's parents, Siegfried and Alice talk to each other. The family, including Kurt's brother, Max, and his wife, Bobbie, and young son, Robert, stand behind Hermine, smiling at the camera. From left to right: Siegfried, Kurt, Hermine, Alyse, and Alice. Pan left and right to show their faces. Robert smiles at the camera.

In France, the Laemmles pose in front of a building with a shield-like emblem: “French Line” and “Transatlantique”. The group includes 8 people: Kurt, Alyse, Siegfried, Alice, Bobbie, Max, and a man and a woman who are unidentified. Sign: “Société Anonyme des chantier et Ateliers de Saint-Nazaire Penhoët”. Kurt and Alyse return to the US on the SS Normandie, departing from Le Havre on April 27, 1938. The ship arrives in NYC in May 1938.

Event Date
1938 March-1938 May
Stuttgart, Germany
New York, NY, United States
Le Havre, France
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Deborah Blum
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Record last modified: 2019-07-19 14:49:53
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