Prewar Jewish life of the Weinlaub (later Vanlaw) family

Scenes shot on the latter part of the Weinlaubs’ trip from Los Angeles to New York, including street scenes in Chicago (see highway sign at 01:01:44) and views of Washington, DC (01:04:13 to 01:05:15). The couple was travelling cross-country because Kurt’s company had transferred him back to New York (see Biographical Notes field for more […]

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Dachau; US military advance in Germany and Belgium

(black and white) LS of a field surrounded by wire fencing, inmates moving about, a watch tower is visible in FG, it is difficult to discern where these inmates are as the people are not very visible in LS. Large open field with mountains in BG. Plane flies overhead. Camera pans to road, two women […]

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Jewish life in prewar Kovno, Riga, and Lvov

Prewar footage (home movies) of the Katz family in 1929.;Kovno street scenes. VAR CUs of Katz family strolling along Laisves al., showing Dita’s mother Liola, grandfather, brother, uncle, and grandmother. 01:00:34 MS EXT of the grandfather’s wholesale trade store – C. KACAS – on Presidento gatve. Here, the family sold typewriters, sewing machines, and bicycles. […]

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Eva, Hitler, wedding of Eva’s sister, Christmas, children

Reel 5 of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records).;COLOR. Title: “Ausflug zum Kehlstein.” [Excursion to Kehlstein] Nazi flag reflected in headlight of Mercedes automobile (short).;05:01:29 B/W. Car traveling on mountain road, group admiring scenery, taking pictures. Market, carnival. Group of actors filming “Der laufende Berg” in the Bavarian mountains. CU, actress […]

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Public humiliation for violation of racial laws in Silesia, 1941

Public humiliation of a young couple guilty of “Rassenschande” [racial shame or racial defilement] in Steinsdorf [present day Scinawa Nyska, Poland] in Silesia. Sexual relations between Germans and non-Aryans were forbidden and punishable by law in Nazi Germany. Bronia, a 16 year old Polish slave laborer, had been working with Gerhard Greschok (Krzeszczok), a 19 […]

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Postwar: Verdoner children emigrate to the US on a ship

CU, Yoka and Francisca Verdoner on the deck of a ship SS Gripsholm bound for the USA. This footage was shot post war, the Verdoner children were hidden children. Their mother Hilde was deported to Auschwitz and perished during the war. CU, all three Verdoner children arm in arm on deck- Francisca, Yoka and Otto. […]

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Jewish quarter in Poland

Street scenes, dark, people gathered, automobile. Interior shots of home in a Jewish quarter in Nasielsk, Poland, many people looking inside the window in clear view. Several wonderful street scenes of people, especially children, in the Jewish quarter grinning and vying for the camera’s attention. A sign above a shop indicates a grocery, “Spozywczy”.;Only approximately […]

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Zeilsheim DP Camp

Life at Zeilsheim DP camp (a small German town converted into a DP center), including a protest march and Robinson family members in various settings.;All footage shot in camp. Fay and Alice play in snow, houses in BG. Joseph (born in Zeilsheim on August 25, 1946) in the baby carriage. Children play near house. Children […]

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