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UFA Anschluss footage

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.255.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0741 | Film ID: 500

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    UFA Anschluss footage


    Case XI, Ministries-Keppler, "German Entry into Austria" (UFA Newsreel), Vienna, Austria, 1938. German Narration: "UFA Heldengedenktag" Ceremonies to honor war dead. Large wreaths laid. CU Goering lays wreath for Hitler at soldier's memorial. CU, iron cross on banner. Goering delivers address. View of St. Stephen's cathedral; Vienna; cheering and saluting crowds; waving kerchiefs, kids clinging to statue; crowds. Animated map shows Austria joined to Germany: "ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer." Various shots of Nazis taking over towns; German soldiers cross the border to enthusiastic welcome of crowds; they march through old towns and over a bridge on horseback. Tanks go through the towns; welcomed in Salzburg, Graz, and Filack (sp?). Nazi flags hang from every window. Children and adults lean out windows; civilians parade, including women; Nazi flags are handed out; soldiers march close to camera intercut with the characteristic admiring CU's of old men, women, and children. CU's, Nazi soldiers and Austrian soldiers relaxing. In Linz, planes fly above. Himmler speaks to a group of soldiers, Hitler standing in his car moves through cheering throngs; Hitler and Seyss-Inquart appear on balcony at night; Von Schirach walks down street. A sign is torn down. Jews (MS) man and woman rush into train station (business type, dressed well). Board train marked "Wien Nordbhf...Warszawa." Frightened. Night march with flags and torches. Mood of celebration. Nazi soldiers (Deutschetrupen) arrive in open trucks and parade by. Nazi banner flies over the city.
    Event:  1938 March
    Production:  1938
    Linz, Austria
    Vienna, Austria
    Passau, Austria
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:19:31:00 to 01:28:33:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 500 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 500 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 500 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 500 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 500 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 500 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 500 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 500 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    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:

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in August 1992. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
    Reel 2 of German Entry into Austria, NARA #238.6.
    At approx. 613 feet in narration says, "Jews fleeing" and there are two MLS of individuals running into train station totaling approx. 13 feet.
    Copied From
    35mm MPC
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1030
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 8559
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:54:41
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