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Work Concert (UFA); Hitler at international auto show

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.542.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3418 | Film ID: 2563

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    Work Concert (UFA); Hitler at international auto show


    05:12:23 "Werk-Konzert" in Donhoffplatz, Berlin. UFA celebration. Building with "Universum Film AG." In the yard, SS band plays march music. CU band. Long trumpets with SS flag hanging. Great shots of employees watching from the windows (speaker stresses "joyful surprise"), looking down into plaza. (at end, Wochenshau cameraman can be seen).

    05:13:25 "Internationale Automobil- und Motorrad-Ausstellung Berlin 1937" Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin. Hitler and small entourage greet NSKK corps leader Huehnlein in street before race. He greets racecar drivers, who parade before the Reichskanzlei. Low, narrow, white racecars race through streets lined with spectators. Hitler leaves in a car from the "Vorgarten der Reichskanzlei (alt)." HAS, big motorcade. INT, exhibition hall with trumpets, stage with NS flags. Goebbels speech welcomes Hitler and stresses German work. Lots of party banners in BG, crowd. Hitler at the podium speaks about the "singular ascent of Germany" since 1933, auto-building in Germany, and maximum output of German work. CU crowd. LS from above and back of hall as enormous curtain slowly pulls back (dramatic) and shows a gigantic convention hall behind the curtain. Shots of the auto show. Hitler with Firm leaders, at cars, walking around exhibition. CUs various new cars, shiny and modern. Animation of various cars, depicting the development of the automobile. Narration mentions "Porsche". Cartoons of sophisticated people driving along the Rhine in Sunday best dress. Photographs of early cars, OPEL, Avus, and other old models during travels, short assembly, development, running. Modern racecars zooming on highway, airplanes. Animation comparing production in 1935 to 1913. Brief shots of happy babies, children.
    Event:  1937 February
    Censor:  1937 February 24
    Berlin, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
    Producer: UFA

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    05:12:23:00 to 05:18:12:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2563 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2563 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2563 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2563 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2563 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2563 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2563 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2563 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at to sign a release, or submit the online request form at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany in April 2002.
    Additional documentation available in departmental files.

    The SS band could be the Trompeterkorps der SS-Nachrichtenabteilung Berlin-Adlershof (Mounted/Trumpet Band of the SS Signal Detachment); in which case the bandleader, who never faces the camera, could be Hauptsturmführer Willi Karow. Refer to source Fritz Bunge, "Musik in der Waffen-SS, Ein Blick zurück auf die Entwicklung deutscher Militärmusik," Munin Verlag, Osnabrück, 1975, pp. 48-49.
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    35mm b/w print
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 510
    Source Archive Number: UTW 338/37 (K.44161)
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:54:28
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