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Red Front demonstration

Film | Accession Number: 1991.263.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3784 | Film ID: 61

Men marching down a street, some playing insturments and carrying flags, as part of a Red Front demonstration in Berlin. They raise their fists in a salute at one point. Crowds watching Ernst Thaelmann, the KPD candidate who ran against Hitler in 1932 and was later executed in Buchenwald. Profile shots of him speaking (silent). The crowd salutes. A building with a large "Vote List 5" sign on it. KPD election campaign demonstration. People hand out literature. A poster shows a drawing of a worker slaying a several-headed snake. Signs entreating people to vote for the KPD. Shotes of people marching through the street. Mechanical sign of hammer hitting heads of banker, industrialist and Nazi. Intertitles in Russian. A sign advertises that Max Hoelz is speaking that evening in the "Red" Wedding section of Berlin. Pan across crowds of people, who look into and are aware of the camera. A sign (difficult to read) names Max Hoelz the terror of the bourgeoisie. More shots of the crowd, including close ups. Men in a line play bugles. Shots of Max Hoelz, waving and holding flowers, and the crowds surrounding him.

Event:  1928 May
Berlin, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:51:21
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