A Collection of 6 German family photo albums during the Nazi era. Various sizes. Contain over 1,000 black and white photographs and travel postcards. Contains some photos of persons in Nazi uniform. Both albums chronicle site-seeing and vacations. Many of the albums are notated with location and dates. These albums give an excellent portrait of Germany during the early days of World War Two. One album has extensive photos of Dresden (including photos of the Dresden Zoo) before the bombing: this album's second half follows one Manfred Schimmeck as he goes into military service during the Nazi regime. Some of the albums also contain loose photographs. Excellent glimpse into the daily life of the German people during the Nazi era. The Manfred Schimmeck Album contains a series of photos taken in an unidentified location (possibly the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands), and may depict war atrocities. The village depicted is not Germany and the subjects appear to be peasant captives including women, children and the elderly. A distinguishing feature of this rural village is a tattered windmill. There is at least one photo that shows multiple dead bodies left in what seems to be a ditch, possibly where they fell trying to defend against the Nazi's entering their village - this photo also seems to show a Nazi horse soldier leading what may be a deportation.
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