German TV documentary film on antisemitism (reel 6)
- Film Title
- Aktion J
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Stiftung Deutsches Rundfunk
Jews are forced to adopt the middle names "Israel" and "Sara." A pile of Jewish passports and an image of a crematorium as the narrator says, "So did Globke help prepare for the Final Solution." Shots of Hitler with his dog as the narrator says that after the Jewish name legislation was enacted Globke was promoted to the Ministerialrat in July 1938. Staged scenes of Kristallnacht as the narrator reads a quote from Globke. Footage of Jewish children sent on Kindertransport to England. The narrator makes the connection between Globke's idea of assigning Jews the names Sara and Israel, and Heydrich and the extermination of the Jews. Postwar footage of Auschwitz. In order to prevent German Jews from fleeing into Switzerland, Globke comes up with the idea to mark Jewish passports with the letter J. Portrait of prominent Nazis with Globke in the background. 30 January 1939 session of the Reichstag, where Hitler threatens to destroy the Jewish race in Europe.
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