German TV documentary film on antisemitism (reel 5)
- Film Title
- Aktion J
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Stiftung Deutsches Rundfunk
Globke's role in enforcing the measure against marriage between Jews and non-Jews. Scenes of parks, sporting events and theaters, which were all forbidden to Jews. Collage of portraits of Jewish artists who were excluded from German cultural life. Scenes illustrating other ways that Jews were isolated from the non-Jewish population and excluded from the greater community. The narrator says that Globke lived with his family in an apartment that was confiscated from Jews. Jews were forced to obey a curfew, wear Stars of David on their clothing, and were prohibited from owning house pets (shots of a dog, a cat, a bird). Shots of a cemetery as a rabbi in the GDR tells a story about a non-Jewish woman and her Jewish husband, who owned a bird from which he could not bear to be parted. After her husband was taken by the Gestapo, the woman received a card saying that she owed a certain amount of money before she could pick up his ashes (?). 1,907 Jews who committed suicide are buried in a cemetery in Berlin. Globke's involvement in the drawing up of a list of Jewish first names and a law forbidding Jews from using "German" first names such as Siegfried.
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