Day of German Art: exhibition and parade
- Film Title
- Deulig Tonwoche
- Event Date
- 1938 July
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
05:54:50 Day of German Art. HAS of Munich. Cables. Banners everywhere. Boys' chorus recital in Feldherrnhall. Steady camera shots thru city, past various statues. Flowers decorate town, festival atmosphere. Hitler and entourage arrive at art exhibit. Road is lined with SS soldiers in long coats. Hitler opens art exhibition, speaking to a well-dressed crowd: "Rarely in German history is one so richly moved in peacetime...everyone working...so singularly great." ["selten in der deutschen Geschichte eine so reich bewegte Friedenszeit...Kulturprogramm von einmaliger Groesse."] CUs of Nazi elite in audience, Wagner, Goebbels, Frau Magda Goebbels, Rust. LSs, buildings, plazas, train, autobahn. Hitler is very calm, expressive. Shots of artwork: a perfect Aryan family, simple working folk, ideal. Hitler, Goebbels, and entourage tour the exhibition, intercut with more artwork and statues.
05:59:13 Procession on the same day of German Art in Odeonplatz. Parade with symbolic figures of Viking/Medieval times with eagles, models, etc. (similar to footage in The Longest Hatred by BBC/Bloomstein). Mostly LS, goosestepping, floats, SA, SS, and Wehrmacht. Hitler and other Nazi elite watching from grandstand.
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