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NSDAP / SA and political activities

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.121.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1187 | Film ID: 975

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    NSDAP / SA and political activities


    This propaganda documentary depicts the efforts of the NSDAP and SA to organize political activities. Special occasions indicated by intertitles include Hitler giving a speech in Alzey surrounded by mothers and children, the regional SA marching in plainclothes through Frankfurt/Main, a steamer trip of the NSDAP Wiesbaden on the Rhine, arrival in Caub, and SA marching through Caub.

    07:11:06 Title cards read: "Zweiter Teil," "Der Kampf um Hessen," [The Fight for Hessen] and "Der Führer in Alzey" [The Leader in Alzey]. Nazi officials walk in step with each other down a path. People are lined up on both sides of the road and salute as they pass. Adolf Hitler walks behind them, followed by more officers. Hitler is surrounded by children and a woman from the crowd hands him flowers. He takes them, passes them to someone else and salutes. The children salute in return.

    07:12:11 Panning shot across a massive crowd. Hitler and other officials are gathered on a balcony. Hitler stands before a large microphone and salutes as people sit and wait for the speech to begin. He speaks and makes enthusiastic hand gestures. Extreme WS of the crowd.

    07:13:30 Title card states, "S.A. Frankfurt a.M. in Vilbel." Members of the regional SA march in a parade through the streets of Frankfurt am Main. They wear white shirts, ties, riding pants, and boots. Bystanders look at the camera and a few give the Nazi salute. Hitler Youth march and carry the Nazi flag.

    07:14:58 Text reads, "Dampferfahrt der sgruppe? Wiesbaden" and "Hakenkreuz auf dem Rhein" [Swastika on the Rhine]. People stand together behind a wall that runs along the river. "Abfahrt in Biebrich" [Departure in Biebrich] Shots pan from people on shore to a large steam boat. Members of the NSDAP stand on the deck waving as the ship
    pulls away from the dock. Swastikas are painted on different parts of the boat and Nazi flags fly from the upper level. View of ship passengers' arms raised in a Nazi salute and people on shore watching. Extreme WS of the vessel as it passes in front of the camera.

    07:16:38 Title card, "Abfahrt in Eltville" [Departure in Eltville]. Several views of the steamer are shown as it travels down the Rhine River. Passengers wave handkerchiefs and raise their arms in a Nazi salute. A few officials stand on the uppermost level, while others are crowded on the first and second floors.

    07:19:42 Text reads, "Ankunft in Caub" [Arrival in Caub]. Street view of civilians and soldiers in uniform walking towards the camera. Men and women salute as they pass. German flags fly from the surrounding buildings. "S.A. in Caub," states title card. Camera pans across rows of uniformed SA members. They salute in unison while standing at the foot of a statue of General Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.

    07:20:38 "Unser der Sieg"
    Event:  1931 February
    Production:  1932
    Wiesbaden, Germany
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Alzey, Germany
    Kaub, Germany
    Biebrich, Germany
    Vilbel, Germany
    Eltville, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
    Producer: Landesfilmstelle Hessen / Hessen-Nassau
    Camera Operator: Frank Hensel

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    07:11:07:00 to 07:20:44:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 975 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

    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 the films from the Library of Congress in October 1994.
    With German titles.
    See Film and Video departmental files for additional documentation and a summary of the film. See Story 1186, Film ID 975 for the beginning of this film.
    In parts the quality is very good, and the speed is correct.

    The movie was filmed and distributed by Frank Hensel (a Nazi party member). After application by the film department of the NSDAP-Reichsleitung [Nazi National Managing Committee], the film passed general censorship on August 30, 1932 and was also allowed for youth screenings. Part of the footage was taken from an earlier film "Hitlers braune Soldaten kommen" [Hitler's Brown Soldiers are Approaching].
    Copied From
    16mm; b/w; pos.
    Film Source
    Library of Congress - Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS)
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2570
    Source Archive Number: FAA 6779
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:55:02
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