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Early Nazi Party history, events, leaders

Film | Accession Number: 1998.191.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2413 | Film ID: 67

Reel 2: Jackson continues with the reading of Count 1 at Nuremberg trial. HS, in court, prisoners' dock. CU, "Mein Kampf," text superimposed. In Munich, burgeoning Nazi party, following the lead of Adolf Hitler, instigate street riots with the aim of gaining the highest degree of control over the Germans by any means. HAS, mobs/crowds running through wide street, chaos. Nazis marching with flag, elite members posing on stairway, more marching. Goebbels at desk, on telephone, in leather coat shouting. Nazis parading, Germans heiling. Hitler. Nazis on horseback rushing down street. Newspaper headlines. Torchlight parade at night. 05:12:01 Bookburning. 05:12:20 Hans Gisevius, former official of the Berlin police administration, testifies concerning his investigation of the Reichstag fire. CUs, Goering in dock. 05:13:17 Remains of Reichstag fire, MLS, firefighters with hose. German delegates leave the League of Nations, and Germany embarks on a policy to strengthen its military. German armaments, industry. 05:14:27 Gen. Werner Edward Fritz von Blomberg announces universal military conscription. CU, legal document. Military training, goosestepping. Spring 1936: German troops entering Rhineland, tanks/horses crossing bridge. Goosestepping troops parade through Nuremberg (voice of Hitler in BG). November 1937: Secret meeting with Nazi elite concerning the German question and the annexation of Austria. CU, minutes of meeting. 05:17:34, in court, Jackson speaking, "...this meeting set the stage for Nazi expansion." Berchtesgaden meeting with Hitler, Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg, foreign minister of Austria Guido Schmidt, and other Nazi elite (some on trial). 05:17:59 In court, Schmidt testifies concerning Hitler's decision to annex Austria (translated into English). Nazis, Hitler Youth marching.

Production:  1948
Nuremberg, Germany
Munich, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:43
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