German anti-American propaganda film
Eleanor Roosevelt momentarily shown as fashion model. Narrator claims she personally propagated "swing." Narrator makes fun of "inferior" Black American's swing music and dancing and its cultural acceptance among whites. Jitterbugging, swing, and endurance dancing shown. Black baptism in river seen closeup. 02:03:08 Max Ernst and cubist and surrealistic "degenerate art," FDR speaks, and rabbis watch as Jewish War Veterans march. Baptism in river, pro-wrestling match, women wrestling, mud wrestling, and man jumps to death from building.
- Film Title
Rund um die Freiheitsstatue -- Ein Spaziergang durch die USA [Trip Past Statue of Liberty]
- Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
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