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Nazi propaganda: racial science

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.188.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3688 | Film ID: 2617A

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    Nazi propaganda: racial science

    Overview

    Description
    A Nazi educational film (propaganda) regarding questions of race and heredity of national/political value. [Aufklaerungsfilm ueber Rasse- und Vererbungsfragen / Praedikat: staatspolitsch wertvoll]

    Title on film: Kulturfilm-Abteilung Atelier 2. Woman calls on professor to show him what the beetles are doing. Additional colleagues join; a cameraman films them. Professor explains beetles' behavior - woman should not be sentimental. The weak are naturally destroyed. He finds it odd if cats and mice (and other pairs) live together. The professor takes a phone call. They watch a film about sunflowers. What do sunflowers have to do with life? Massive number of seeds, some always remain to ensure further growth. Roses and thorns. 750,000 eggs from one fish...dog...rabbit. German shepherd chasing rabbit. Cat eating a bird. Cockfight. Bird mothers do three things instinctively. The woman says, laughing: "Dann treiben die Tiere also eine...Rassenpolitik." [So, animals have their own...racial politics.] Man replies, Yes, in a way. "Reingehalten." Horses = "ganz Zielbewusst" [goal-oriented], breeding for speed or working strength. A dog for water-hunting requires certain attributes. Hunde = Stammbaum [dogs lineage] They continue to discuss as they watch film. Title: "Nachkommen des Leutnants Kallikak" [Descendants of Lt. Kallikak.] Family tree graphic showing two marriages, one with "erbgesunde Frau" and one with "erbkranke Frau." The white, healthy woman had 493 healthy descendants. The "sick" woman had 434 feebleminded descendants. Still photos of "minderwertig leute" [unworthy people] in Germany. Title: Hitler quote: "Wer koerperlich und geistig nicht gesund und wuerdig ist, darf sein Leid nicht im Koerper seines Kindes verewigen." Title: Gesetz zur Verhuetung erbkranken Nachwuchses [The Law for Prevention of Hereditary Illness in future generations]. Marching scenes of Hitler Youth, BDM, RAD, SS. Healthy bodies, girls on field, montage of blond, Aryan models. Die Zukunft des Volkes [The future of the race]. Hitler Youth meeting. Outdoor meals. Family with six children, giving Nazi salute as if troops were passing their house and picket fence.
    Duration
    00:10:54
    Date
    Production:  1935
    Locale
    Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Etablissement Cinematographique et Photographique des Armees
    Contributor
    Producer: Excentric Film Zorn and Tiller GmbH, Berlin

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Propaganda.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Mixed
    Time Code
    01:20:28:00 to 01:31:22:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2617 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2617 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2617 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2617 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2617A Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at filmbenutzung@bundesarchiv.de to sign a release, or submit the online request form at: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/EN/Content/Downloads/request-for-use-av-material.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the archival segments on video from E.C.P.A. Photo Cinema Video des Armees in Paris, France in 1998.
    Note
    Other credits: Filmscript: Walter Lueddecke; Spielleitung: C. Hartmann; Music: Fritz Wenneis
    Note: See photocopied pp. 232-233 from Reichsfilmarchiv book for more detailed quotes in German, with longer descriptions of scenes and their racial science significance.
    See Story 3266, Film ID 2501 for duplicate footage.
    Film Source
    √Čtablissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la D√©fense
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 3857
    Source Archive Number: DA 145
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:55:34
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