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Preparations for Nazi Party rally 1929; leaders, followers

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2004.740.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4017 | Film ID: 2705

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    Preparations for Nazi Party rally 1929; leaders, followers


    Film depicts various activities leading up to the staging of the 1929 Reich Party Day. Frequent titles give names of people shown and other information.

    01:00:35 Prominent people involved in the production and distribution of the Nazi newspaper "Voelkischer Beobachter." Franz Pfeffer von Salomon works in his office as various party members (including Philipp Bouhler and Heinrich Himmler) enter, confer with Pfeffer, and leave. People work busily in the paper's offices; the newspaper is distributed by SA men. Also shown: Max Amman, Alfred Rosenberg, and Hermann Esser, all identified by intertitles.

    01:06:27 Aerial views of the city of Nuremberg. Shots of the streets of Nuremberg from ground level. People on the street, Nazi banners visible.

    01:07:26 Motorcycles, cars, buses arrive at a meeting point. Hitler arrives.

    01:09:16 Preparation of quarters for the participants, including huge wagons of hay that will be used in the men's quarters. Train after train full of smiling, waving party members in uniform. They carry flags, banners, camping equipment.

    01:14:27 Hitler, accompanied by Julius Streicher, appears in the doorway of the train station. Lots of activity as Hitler rides down the street in the back of a truck.

    01:15:55 Interior view of a hall filled with Party Day participants. Gregor Strasser opens the ceremonies; shots of people, including Goering, leaving the hall.

    01:18:34 Nighttime rally and fireworks display. Hitler, Hess, other leaders sit ready to watch the show.

    01:20:10 More arrivals to the festivities. A band playing; people in the streets, columns of party members leaving the train station carrying flags and saluting.

    01:21:57 View of the sign identifying the "Deutschen Hof," the headquarters of the party leadership. Crowds of people in the street wave and salute Hitler, who stands with Hess in a window.

    01:22:40 Xaver Schwartz and Phillip Bouhler in open car, close view.

    01:22:48 Shots of camp life of the participants: eating, washing. Interior of a huge warehouse that houses the men with straw on the floor
    Event:  1929
    Munich, Germany
    Nuremberg, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:27:17:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2705 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2705 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2705 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2705 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2705 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2705 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2705 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2705 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    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 2004.
    See also Film ID #62, Story #3797 for excerpts ordered previously for Nazi Rise to Power film.
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    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4211
    Source Archive Number: 1271 R1 and R2 (K.33637)
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:55:51
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