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The American Family’s Record

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

How did an American family take us inside Hitler’s expansion of power? 

American Helen Baker was living abroad with her family in March 1938 when Germany annexed Austria. The footage she and her husband, Ross, captured of the event provides a uniquely personal view of this historical moment and the upheaval that followed.

About the Artifacts

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Stanley A. Baker. Explore the Baker Family Collection.