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Hitler; Nazi rally; Sportpalast

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.121.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1185 | Film ID: 974

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    Hitler; Nazi rally; Sportpalast


    Nazi party rally in the crowded Berlin Sportpalast on February 10, 1933. Joseph Goebbels, in business suit, delivers opening remarks about the aggressiveness of the 'Jewish press' and promises to 'shut' its "freches Luegenmaul"[cheeky lying mouth]. Hitler in uniform explains the ideological reasons for the Nazi rise to power and their main political aims. He announces the indictment of the politicians responsible for the evils of the Weimar Republic and promises to 'resurrect' a "Neue Deutsche Reich" [new German Empire] undivided and rooted in 'healthy' soil. He does not openly address the Jewish question. Hitler closes with the last words of the Lord's Prayer and Amen. The audience of civilians and uniformed SA and SS rises, cheers, shouts 'Heil,' and gives the Nazi salute (several times during the speech).

    This is Hitler's "Regierungserklaerung" [State of the Union address] to the German people after being appointed Reich Chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933. It is also a part of the campaign effort before the parliamentary elections slated for March 5, 1933. Hitler blames the "Maenner des November 1918" [men of November 1918] for the innocently lost war and the suppressive treaty of Versailles. In addition, he blames the years of political turmoil and cultural decadence on the Communists and the inflation and unemployment on the financial powers. The Germans allegedly lost their freedom, their pride, their history, and their culture in the fourteen years of the "Systemzeit" [period of the political system] of the Weimar republic, only to be 'reborn' as a strong and proud nation under Hitler as the savior of Germany. The address and commentary by Goebbels was broadcast on radio and public loudspeakers (with an audience propagandistically estimated by Goebbels as up to 20 million).
    Event:  1933 February 10
    Production:  1933
    Berlin, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    06:39:04:00 to 06:48:24:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 974 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the films from the Library of Congress in October 1994.
    Length: 48 minutes. Sound: Lignose-Hoerfilm
    See Film and Video departmental files for additional documentation and a summary of the film. See Stories 1180-1185, Film ID 974 for the entire film.
    Copied From
    16mm; b/w
    Film Source
    Library of Congress - Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS)
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2568
    Source Archive Number: FBA 6618
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:51:25
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