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Goebbels re: bookburning and boycott; crowds in street; Reichstag fire trial; Nuremberg Laws; vom Rath's funeral

Film | Accession Number: 1989.343.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0098 | Film ID: 144

05:02:43 Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, speaks at bookburning, Berlin Opernplatz, at night: brief clip of his speech referring to Jewish intellectual domination . . ." Followed by shots of men throwing books into the bonfire. People, mainly civilian, march past behind the fire and the flames roar. "Berlin, May 10, 1933" . To 05:03:08

05:03:09 Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, speaks from podium at Lustgarten to assembled crowd, announcing boycott of Jewish businesses. Pan of masses as Goebbels speaks with some passion, using his hands. Crowd responds "Heil" to him, repeatedly.

05:03:58 Berlin, April 1, 1933: SA putting up antisemitic signs. Street scene of SA soldiers with armbands on a truck, and a crowd of German civilians yelling anti-Jewish chants. Soldier paints Jewish star on shop window. Crowds, street action, cars, bikes; many young boys in crowd. Soldiers and civilians all aware of camera.

05:04:20 Leipzig, 1933: Various court views at the trial of the alleged Reichstag arsonists, including courthouse facade: "Dem Deutschen Volke." HA general view of courtroom. MS of van der Lubbe, Torgler, and Dimitrov (the accused) seated and guarded by soldiers in uniform. Sentences read.

05:04:56 1935: Hitler stands at podium among other officials on a platform and delivers a short address. He then sits and listens as Goering stands at his seat in the row behind Hitler and reads the Nuremberg Laws aloud. No audience shots, but they cheer "Heil."

05:05:54 Dusseldorf, November 1938: Funeral procession for Ernst vom Rath (German diplomat assassinated by Grynspan, whose death was used to justify Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938). Head-on shot of funeral train bearing a swastika pulling into station; traveling pan of saluting crowd. Horses, a band, and mourners in funeral procession. View of casket with wreaths from Hitler and Ciano; HA of people saluting as they pass casket.

05:06:32 Intertitle: "Hitler Predicts Annihilation of the Jewish Race in Europe If War Occurs -- 30 January 1939." Views of Hitler speaking.

Event:  May 10, 1933
Berlin, Germany
Leipzig, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Dusseldorf, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Chronos-Media Filmarchiv
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:40:05
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