Kinderfest Gewerbe-Gesang-Verein Gaggenau(LFS04123)
Children's festival parade and fair in Gaggenau 1937. The film was subsequently 'denazified', e.g. Swastika flags were painted over and Nazi organizations did not show up in the pictures.
ZT: Children's Festival - Commercial and Singing Club Gaggenau 1937 Parade: Music group are marching past; a man with a tailcoat and a cylinder on a high wheel; Children with wigs and costumes in the style of the 18th century / Children in a boat on wheels / Several decorated floats with children are passing by / Decorated trucks with young women on the bunks / Young people on bicycles / Tandem with several people and sign "Family outing "/ Children on a float with an oversized basket / stalls and rides (vE) / children in Renaissance costumes; little boy on tricycle with trailer / Marching suit in suits and bowlers lead the move; afterwards some men in suits; then children with decorated sticks; again man on high wheel / Festwägen (v.E.) / two children disguised as alarm clock / Drummer; behind it, there is a festive car / decorated horse-drawn carriage with children on the bunk; then girl in uniform clothes / float "Holzwürmchen" / car with the inscription "Drink milk!" / decorated Benz lorry /
Context and analysis
The children's festival with a parade in Gaggenau had become a veritable tradition. It took place in 1903 for the first time. After a ten-year break in and after the First World War, it was regularly organized again from 1924 onwards. It was organized every summer by the "Handels-Gesangs-Verein Gaggenau". The first footage dates from 1912 (LFS 3508), and then the children's parade and the associated fair were regularly documented with film cameras. If you look at the different years, it is noticeable that there are always recurring elements, such as the music bands, the children with flower-bedecked, summer-day sticks, the motive carriages pulled by hand, with oxen or horses , and horse-drawn carriages. The motive cars are not reminiscent of carnival parades of the region.
Therefore, the pictures of the children's festival of 1937 are quite typical, because they show the mentioned elements of the parada like the music bands, the beautifully dressed children with the flower-decorated rods a pretzel at the top, the motive car on various themes and sequences from the Festplatz. What's surprising is what you do not see. For comparable events such as the move to 600 years Philippsburg (LFS 1407) NS formations are an integral part of such events, the city is decorated with swastika flags and Nazi representatives take the move from. All this is missing in Gaggenau, at least in the traditional pictures.
The pictures are partly badly damaged, heads are cut off or the picture ends in half. In the group of young people in front of the ice cream stand of the company Fischer from Karlsruhe not one is uniformed. The long shots are made, as all persons look in the direction of the camera and hardly move. The recordings look like an arranged tableau. After the recordings from the fairground, the parade is shown again with a band at the front. They are gentlemen with black suits, and many wear a melon on their heads. It is followed by a large group of children who are well dressed, the girls mostly in white. They wear the already mentioned, summer day sticks' with the pretzels at the top. This is followed by several motive cars and then two teenagers who have disguised themselves as clock alarm clock.
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