Hitler’s retreat: Goebbels, Himmler, Hitler, dogs, children

Reel 2 of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records).;COLOR [See IWM GWY 1180] Panoramic view from the terrace of Hitler’s Berghof retreat, Haus Wachenfeld. Eva Braun greets Josef Goebbels as he arrives in a Mercedes-Cabriolet and comes upstairs to Berghof. 02:36:57 Hitler with his physician, Dr. Karl Brandt. 02:38:05 New arrivals […]

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Cohen-Paraira family in the city before the war

Ellis and her brother Abraham pose in front of blooming tree, probably in Scheveningen in 1938. Deer grazing at a park in the Hague. David with Ellis and Marian Viskoop, a family friend later killed at Sobibor. 01:10:33 A pier close to the family home on Maastrichtsestraat in Scheveningen, “SCH” on the boats. 01:10:37 Good […]

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De Groot family visits Sonsbeek Park in spring 1939

A dog, then large groups of well dressed people walking in Sonsbeek Park on a pathway next to massive flowerbeds of various colors. This was the first time that flower bulbs were planted in Sonsbeek, which merited the purchase of color film by Meijer de Groot. This was the only color film he made. Sophia […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 12 – Dancing and Barton Springs

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayalas visiting extended family in Austin. In the living room, family members perform varying dance moves for the camera – from a goofy, somewhat spastic performance from a young man to a teenage girl performing choreographed dance steps. Images of Barton Springs Pool are also included.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 3 – Texas Centennial Snapshots (1936)

This film from the Orris D. Brown Collection documents notable locations, battles, and citizens that tell the story of early Texas at the time of its centennial in 1936. Intertittled to introduce each place and its significance, footage is included of statues of La Salle and Sam Houston, the Spanish Governor’s Palace and the Alamo […]

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