Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Annexation of Austria; Munich Pact; Invasion of Poland and Denmark

Film | Accession Number: 1998.191.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2414 | Film ID: 67

Reel 3: Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg addressing government, speech in progress. Schuschnigg replaced by Arthur von Seyss-Inquart in Austria, riding in automobile, waving to crowd. CU, transcription of Goering's conversation with Keppler. In city street, Nazis round up civilians, slowly closing in on them with horses and police, man carried away. Nazis marching in streets, heiling, waving flags. Crossing Austrian border, over bridge LS, lifting up pole, Austrians with big grins. 21 May 1935: Annexation text superimposed on screen. Tanks moving through streets lined with crowds. 05:20:59 In court, rear view of Jackson. Gen. Alfred Jodl testifies regarding Hitler's decision to invade Czechoslovakia. CU, 1938 memo re: continuation of the Nazi plans of aggression. 05:21:27 Arrival of Nazi official, greeting Germans, heiling. 05:21:50 Munich Pact, Hitler with Chamberlain, Daladier, and Mussolini signing agreement and socializing. 05:22:22 Emil Hacha (in hat), president of Czechoslovakia, arrives for meeting with Hitler and other German leaders. Headlines. CU, decree re: occupation of Bohemia-Moravia. 05:22:53 Prague, Nazis goosestepping. 6 September 1938: Nazi plans for territorial advances superimposed on screen. Map showing Nazi territorial aggression. 05:24:03 Chief Prosecutor from Great Britain, Sir Hartley W. Shawcross, presents Count 2 (Crimes Against Peace), meaning wars of aggression in violation of international treaties and agreements. Lt. Col. Schumt relates Hitler's plans to occupy Poland. Court scenes, CU, transcriptions of notes (in handwriting) re: attacking Poland. Trucks with swastikas, men holding placards demonstrating for war against Poland. 05:25:14 23 August 1939: Joseph Stalin and Joachim von Ribbentrop sign non-aggression pact with USSR. HAS, tanks moving along dirt road. Pope Pius II and FDR (no sound) appeal for peace. Hitler addressing Reichstag, indicating countries that Germany intends to occupy. 1 September 1939: German tanks/troops invade Poland. Luftwaffe begins bombing raid. Destruction of cities, aerial shots, sky filled with smoke. Hitler's words superimposed on screen. 05:27:39 Soldiers marching on road, city streets. 05:28:09 "9 April 1940" Germany invades Denmark. Crowds of people at harbor/port, ship. Tanks, soldiers on motorcycles on city streets, chaos, pedestrians running around. Troops parading, MSs civilians and little girl watching.

Production:  1948
Nuremberg, Germany
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:26
This page: