Distribution of propaganda; crowds
A banner announcing a food transport for the Sudetenland. Food for Sudeten Germans brought in on trucks. Propaganda papers tossed to crowds. A close up of a newspaper reading "Memel ist frei!" View of banner reading, "We have arrived home!" A man is shown painting over the Lithuanian words on a sign so that only the German is visible. The sign appears to designate a train station. Memel, formerly part of East Prussia until it was ceded to Lithuania under the Versailles Treaty, was annexed back to Germany in March of 1939. Soldiers enter town in trucks, greeted by rambunctious crowd. Shots of Memel fascists in black uniforms, and of active crowds, including schoolchildren carrying small swastika flags. German police (?) with flowers tucked in their overcoats watch planes overhead.
- Film Title
Heimkehr ins Reich
1939 March 23
- Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
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