Nazi Germany #4
Julien Bryan Collection
Entire clip intercut with titles, beginning with "Education in Germany today". BDM girls exercising in a circle, running, and practicing the javelin throw. Younger girls walk along a country road in Saxony, stake a flag, eat lunch, read, nap, and perform silly skits. According to a transcript of Bryan's film lecture on Nazi Germany in the U.S. in 1938, this is a country road from Nurnberg to Dresden in Saxony. This particular compilation of trims may have been compiled for screening at one of Bryan's public lectures.
Detailed preservation notes from the film lab are available in SSFVA department files.
Additional photographs are available in the USHMM Photo Archives.
Similar material exists in the Julien Bryan Collection at the Library of Congress. See USHMM Tapes 210 and 211.
Bryan filmed in Germany in 1937 for the March of Time, but retained certain material and rights. He donated this part of the collection to the Library of Congress. Some film shot at the same time appears in the March of Time release, "Inside Nazi Germany." See Raymond Fielding's chapter on this title, in the book "The March of Time 1935-1951."
Biography / History:
Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former USSR. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland. He was in Warsaw within days of Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and remained throughout the German siege of the city, filming and photographing what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of WWII.
2003.214 The Julien Bryan Collection of films, photographs, documents, and artifacts was purchased by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from Sam Bryan and the International Film Foundation, Inc. on February 12, 2003.
Sam Bryan, JB 2060
35mm b/w pos print
35mm; Uncompressed QT; ProRes 422; DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS
01:00:00 - 01:02:38
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive