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Hitler addresses Reichstag; occupation of Czechoslovakia

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1988.184.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0036 | Film ID: 6

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    Hitler addresses Reichstag; occupation of Czechoslovakia


    "1939" "Hitler Predicts Annihilation of the Jewish Race in Europe if War Occurs, 30 January 1939." Hitler speaking at Reichstag.

    00:02:07 "President Hacha of Czechoslovakia arrives in Berlin as Guest of Hitler, 14 March 1939." Hacha walking in street lined with SS officers. CU, flag. Hacha gets into automobile.

    00:02:34 "Occupation of Remainder of Czechoslovakia, 15 March 1939." Various newspaper headlines. Nazi soldiers on village road, on motorcycles and bicycles in winter. Officers conversing. Arriving in Prague with military vehicles, snowing, marching. Hitler riding in automobile, exiting through Prague castle gates through crowded street. Walking, talking with Nazi officials (Himmler, Heydrich, Karl Wolff) in street, reviewing wounded men. Airplanes in formation. Military goosestepping parade, with flags and band. Civilians watch. Tanks parade through city streets.

    00:04:47 "Occupation of Memel, 22 March 1939" (very brief, only title shows)
    Film Title
    The Nazi Plan
    Event:  January 30-March 22, 1939
    Berlin, Germany
    Prague, Czechoslovakia
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Director: E. R. Kellogg
    Compiler: James B. Donovan
    United States Navy Lieutenant E. R. Kellogg certifies motion pictures of Nazi concentration camps in an affidavit presented in the "Nazi Concentration Camps" film by the Americans as evidence during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Kellogg had expertise in motion picture and photographic techniques through his employment with Twentieth Century Fox Studios in California from 1929 to 1941. He attests that he has thoroughly examined the concentration camp liberation films of the Army Signal Corps and found them to be unaltered, genuine, and true copies of the originals in the U.S. Army Signal Corps vaults.
    James B. Donovan. United States Navy Commander. Associate Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, where he coordinated and presented all Nazi films at the trials. General Counsel to OSS. Negotiated the exchange of Bay of Pigs prisoners with Fidel Castro as an independent lawyer under backdrop of the missile crisis, securing the freedom of nearly 10,000 people. Portrayed by Tom Hanks in "Bridge of Spies".

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    00:01:10:15 to 00:04:49:10
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    While this film is a production of the US government and is therefore in the public domain, it contains German newsreel footage, the rights to which are held by the German state archive (Bundesarchiv). Researchers should exercise caution when using newsreel clips from this film, and consider clearing copyright with the Bundesarchiv, especially if broadcast in Europe.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the collection from various sources in 1988. Footage was obtained as research for the United States Holocaust Memorial Campaign's promotional video called "A Campaign to Remember" by David Haspel & Associates.
    See Story 25, Film ID 5 for duplicate footage of parts of TC 00:03:25 to 00:04:08. See also Story 2457, Film ID 65. This footage corresponds to Reel 15.

    "The Nazi Plan" was shown as evidence at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Nuremberg on December 11, 1945. It was compiled by Budd Schulberg and other military personnel, under the supervision of Navy Commander James Donovan. The compilers took pains to use only German source material, including official newsreels and other German films (1919-45). It was put together for the US Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality and the US Office of the Chief Counsel for War Crimes. The film was received in evidence as IMT exhibit USA-167.

    Summary from NARA story card (archive source number 238.1): "On the activities and policies of the National Socialist Party in Germany, 1921-1944, particularly as reflected in the speeches of Adolf Hitler. Shows much of the pagentry associated with the speeches. Consists of four parts: Part I: The rise of the NSDAP, 1921-1933 (reels 1-2); Part II: Acquiring totalitarian control of Germany, 1933-1935 (reels 3-8); Part III: Preparation for wars of aggression, 1935-1939 (reels 9-16); and Part IV: Wars of aggression, 1939-1944 (reels 17-22)."
    Copied From
    35mm; b/w
    Film Source
    David Haspel & Associates
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1676
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 8498
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:52:23
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