German TV documentary film on antisemitism (reel 2)
- Film Title
- Aktion J
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Stiftung Deutsches Rundfunk
Footage of a prewar (?) anti-fascist demonstration. A graphic shows the Star of David badge issuing from a photo of Globke. Adolf Eichmann is named as a close colleague of Globke. Photos and footage (some of it staged) showing the way communists and then Jews were mistreated by the Nazis. The narrator quotes Hitler as saying that it is necessary to have a visible enemy, the Jews. Shots of Goebbels speaking about the lying Jewish/Bolshevist press, exemplifying how the Nazis tied anti-Bolshevism and antisemitism together. Exterior shots of the Karl Liebknecht House, headquarters of the communist newspaper "Die Rote Fahne." A headline from "Die Rote Fahne" ("Hitler - das ist der Krieg!") superimposed over scenes of Germany invading other countries. The focus turns to the idea of the master race. Stills and footage of Himmler. The narrator notes that Globke was certified as an Aryan. Two East German scientists testify that the idea of a master race or purity or difference of blood in members of different "races" is a false and unscientific designation.
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