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Nazi propaganda: anti-US

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

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
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:52:04
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