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Suffering of Germans in Czech; Nazi occup. of Czech

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.359.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3707 | Film ID: 2631

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    Suffering of Germans in Czech; Nazi occup. of Czech


    A Nazi propaganda film that depicts the suffering of the Sudetendeutsche in contrast to the laziness of the Jews who agitate the Czechs into war against Germany. Because of the film's relatively minor quality, it was only screened at internal party events. Produced by Reichspropagandaleitung.

    Bohemia/Moravia. Map. Narrator, "Before the Slavs...Germans...the German Kaisers built..." WS, lovely Prague views. September 10, 1919, maps, Bolsheviks. 3.5 million Germans driven out of Czechoslovakia? Reichsgrenze. Sudetenland, industry, mining, hot springs in Karlsbad, people, lace-making. (6"37) "Elendsgebiet", mineheads stopped. "Überall Juden" Karlsbad/Karlovy Vary. Hebrew clock, street scenes, signs, synagogue. Good shots of women and children, park bench, bathing suits, men and women, sophisticated, reading. Orthodox. Election of the Nazis. TROTZ - Terror! Nazi march, crowds, large square banners. Documents, incl. Völkischer Beobachter. Mobilization to provoke Germans. "Wir beleren heim ins Reich."? NSV feeding people, troops assist. Good crowd scenes and NSDAP propaganda. NSV Karlsbad, giving out clothing, shoes. Tanks, Hitler. Good shots of Hitler, Heydrich, Himmler, Wolff, March 16, 1939. Protectorate. Swastikas. Train arrives with Hitler, Himmler, and other elite. Very dramatic scenes, voices. Night. Fireworks in Berlin. Chancellery. Women. Map 1933, 1939 (Gross Deutschland).
    Production:  1939
    Prague, Czechoslovakia
    Berlin, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2631 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL
      Master 2631 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL
      Master 2631 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL
      Master 2631 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL

    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:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany in January 2001 for possible use in the Museum's special exhibition "Deadly Medicine.".
    The film passed censorship on March 31, 1939.
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 3880
    Source Archive Number: 55 (B 63554)
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    2024-02-21 07:55:35
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