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Still image from Amateur Film Club Visits Dachau, 1942 via the USHMM.

Identifier:

  • 2010.208.1 - 2899 (Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Date produced: 1942

Languages:

German

Length:

4 minutes 28 seconds

Format:

8mm

Colour:

B&W, Colour

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum list of titled amateur films

Description:

"Title onscreen indicates that the footage shows an outing of the Munich amateur film club to Dachau, 1942. . . . They arrive at the station and begin filming in the residential/commercial areas of the town (NOT the camp)." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Resources:

This film is held by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Locations:

  • Munich, Germany (Filming)
  • Dachau, Germany (Filming)

Relevant Locations

Club Affiliation:

Munich Amateur Film Club

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Repository:

Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Viewing Notes:

"Title onscreen indicates that the footage shows an outing of the Munich amateur film club to Dachau, 1942. See Stories 1282, 1284, and 1285 for related footage. Very bluish color. A slate reads: "Special train (Sonderzug) for the amateur film club leaves at 7:45 am for Dachau." Members of the film club ride the train to Dachau. A clock indicates that they are arriving at Dachau train station at 8:19. They arrive at the station and begin filming in the residential/commercial areas of the town (NOT the camp). It appears to be summertime, based on their clothing. Club members film using a tripod and hand-held cameras. A woman in a dirndl serves them cake outdoors. They film a toddler with puppies. Shots of the town: a belfry, town or castle walls, old homes, a church with pedestrians nearby, vistas.

00:24:06 Members of the club stand outside a building housing an art exhibit. The club stops at a beer garden ( CU of the bar indicates that it is the Schlossberg brewery), and then goes for a swim, taking and posing for playful shots of themselves and others diving and lounging about. They use reverse motion photography to show a man diving into the river and then coming back out of the water onto the diving board. Children play in a pool of mud. Special-effects shots of alcohol disappearing from glasses," via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.