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Hitler speaking about Memel

Film | Accession Number: 2004.740.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4032 | Film ID: 2705

Session of the Reichstag in Nuremberg on 9/15/35. Hitler speaks from a podium about the situation in Memel. He speaks of the mistreatment of the ethnic Germans and that their only crime is being German and wanting to remain German. Memel was annexed to Lithuania in 1923. Hitler wanted Memel and its ethnic German population to be reincorporated into the Reich. The ethnic Germans, headed by Dr. Ernst Neumann, became dominant in local politics and most of the Lithuanian and Jewish population fled the territory. Memel was annexed to Germany in March 1939.

Film Title
Ufa Tonwoche
Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:00:57
Event Date
1935 September 15
Locale
Nuremberg, Germany
Language
German
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:45:11
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