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Nazi propaganda: home front

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.147.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0896 | Film ID: 30

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    Nazi propaganda: home front


    Intertitle: "Ein Film vom Arbeitseinsatz und der Gefolgschaftsfuersorge in Heeresbetrieben" [A film about work's employment and staff's welfare in army firms] This documentary begins with graphics showing the German civilian workforce in Army firms in 1939 and 1943 and highlights the rise of women's involvement. It stresses the importance of a female workforce for 'wrestling for Germany's future'. A 'typical day' is shown: a worker's camp situated in a beautiful landscape, housing in modern buildings, working in healthy conditions, living conditions 'like at home', 'real comradeship' between the workers. Images of workshops for weapons, ammunitions, and military supplies are intended to show the importance of such work for the war effort. A pharmacy and hospital emphasize the significance of health, a kindergarten and a library that of education. The importance of balanced food and self-supply is illustrated with pictures of the kitchen and agricultural facilities. The workers relax after labor with sports or evening events offered by "Kraft durch Freude" [Strength through Joy]. The film is an eulogy about the "Schoenheit der Arbeit" [beauty of work] made possible by the modernity of Nazi Germany. The work of volunteers and of Arbeitsmaiden [working maids of the BDM] is stressed repeatedly in order to increase the Army workforce and attract support for the German war effort in general.
    Production:  1943
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
    Director: Hans Vietzke
    Producer: Heeresverwaltungsamt im Oberkommando des Heeres [Administrative office in the High Command of the army]

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:34:24:00 to 01:55:33:00
    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:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Imperial War Museum in London in May 1995.
    Length of entire film: 42 minutes.
    See Film and Video departmental files for additional documentation and a summary of the film. See Story 900, Film ID 32 for the continuation of this film.
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2249
    Source Archive Number: GWY 821 R1-2
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:55:05
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