1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 3:03 PM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking films of reeducation of Hitler Youth in France by US Army


      Hi, I found a document where it is written that 15 reporters and journalists came in the Enclosure Number 15 (Attichy-France) in August 1945 with film cameras and photo cameras to film the young ex-soldiers. [Reeducation of Hitler Youth in France by the US Army 1945 Enclosure No. 15] In that document, it said that the reporters were filming all day everywhere in the camp. Do you know how and where to find those films? They must be somewhere? I know already about the reportage of Life magazine and Yank. Do you know about Edward E. Evans article from the Cleveland Press and about Boyd for Paris Post? Thanks in advance

        • Re: Seeking films of reeducation of Hitler Youth in France by US Army
          Sylvia Naylor Scout

          Dear Ms. Borsch,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Picture (RDSM) via email at mopix@nara.gov for any films you are interested in.


          Also, we searched the National Catalog for any records on reeducation in the Records of Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, United States Army (World War II) (Record Group 498) and in the Records of United States Army, Europe (Record Group 549) but were unable to locate any records relevant to this topic.


          Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSM. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful.  Best of luck with your research!