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Anniversary of Munich Putsch

Film | Accession Number: 1991.260.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4018 | Film ID: 2705

Anniversary of the 1923 Munich Putsch. Reenactment of the burial of the party members killed in the Putsch, at the Feldherrnhalle in Munich. Horse-drawn hearses carry coffins into the Feldherrnhalle. The event appears to be taking place at night and is lit by torches. Good views of the hall, including two large stone lions flanking a staircase. Flag-draped coffins line a wall; above them are banners bearing the names of the dead. A uniformed man stands behind each coffin. The scene switches to a solemn outdoor parade headed by Julius Streicher. Streicher stops, salutes. A wreath is laid. Hitler, Goering, others march past the wreath. Low aerial shot of the Odeonsplatz, where the Feldherrnhalle is located. Men stand at attention while black horses leading wagons with flag-draped coffins enter the plaza. Hitler and other leaders act as pallbearers and remove a coffin from a wagon. Long ceremony involving groups of men carrying bearing coffins and wreaths into open temple-like structures. The coffins are placed in pits in the center of the structures. Last scenes show civilians with arms outstretched in salutes walking slowly around the pits, and crowds on the plaza.

Event:  1935 November
Munich, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
Record last modified: 2023-06-09 10:05:04
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