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Nazi propaganda: anti-US

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.147.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0895 | Film ID: 30

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    Nazi propaganda: anti-US


    The prologue indicates this film shows authentic American documentary footage from the 'paradise of freedom'. The film starts with images of the Statue of Liberty as narration tells that it was erected on a field of gallows. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is accused of preaching the 'phrases and slogans' of freedom, democracy, and religion while practicing oppression. Police squads and army troops are shown fighting with teargas, clubs, and pistols against strike riots in this 'freest democracy of the world'. The fate of millions of honest and poor American workers and peasants is contrasted with the wealth of a few millionaires in 'Roosevelt's plutocracy'. Some members of the seemingly profiting "amerikanisch-juedische Ausbeuterclique" [American-Jewish clique of exploiters] are depicted: Rothschild, Frankfurter, Untermeyer, Schiff, Baruch, La Guardia. Roosevelt is described as being totally controlled by his "juedische Hintermaenner" [Jewish behind-the-scenes controllers] as he strives for the 'destruction of Germany'. Gangsters are ironically named the most visible "Kulturerscheinungen" [cultural achievements] of the United States. Finally President Roosevelt's wife is shown as a "Vorführdame" [mannequin] presenting furs and clothing instead of caring for the welfare of poor Americans.
    Production:  1941
    New York, NY, United States
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:26:42:00 to 01:34:15:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 30 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 30 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 30 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 30 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 30 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 30 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 30 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 30 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 Imperial War Museum in London in May 1995.
    Prologue and subtitles in Swedish.
    The movie is the Swedish version of a special Deutsche Wochenschau [German weekly newsreel] from December 1941 entitled "Rund um die Freiheitstatue" ["Around the Statue of Liberty"]. The USHMM version on Film ID 30 ends abruptly in the middle of a sentence. The original German version on Film IDs 316 and 317 (Stories 781 and 782) consists of two reels transferred from the National Archives (242-MID-3158).

    See Film and Video departmental files for documentation and a summary of the film.
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2248
    Source Archive Number: GWY 744 R1
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:55:05
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