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Street scenes in Wittenberg; Hitler Youth; church

Film | Accession Number: 1991.259.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0512 | Film ID: 211

Establishing shot, EXT, MLS of street, Schlosskirche (All Saints Church) in BG where Luther nailed his 95 theses. Workers are digging a trench along street. SS man standing on sidewalk as traffic passes; bus comes up and stops. Nazi official with swastika armband directing traffic; two women pass in FG, wheeling baby carriage. Cut to EXT, MS, angle up, church roof and steeple. MCU, worker digging trench with a pick-axe, pauses to look at camera. CU, doorway of church, painting of the crucifixion in arch above door, writing on the door. MCU, rear view of man opening church door; enters. INT, church, brief glimpse, underexposed shot. EXT, medieval structure with large rounded tower. EXT, LS, another view of workers digging up street, two workers pass by on horseback carrying their tools. EXT, MLS, street similar to ES of this story. Group of Hitler Youth march by along street, some look at camera. Alongside ditch, young girls follow the Hitler Youth boys. EXT, MS, another street, near town square, traffic cop with swastika armband, young couple with a baby carriage, several cars parked in front of a well-manicured building with window boxes full of flowers, bedecked with garlands. VS of town square in BG, Hitler Youth marching by in FG.

Event:  1937
Production:  1937
Wittenberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:47:39
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