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Armaments officials, Nazi leaders at conferences, weapon inspections

Film | Accession Number: 2004.740.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4048 | Film ID: 2707

1941-1944 Armaments specialists at conferences and weapons demonstrations, including Armaments Minister Albert Speer, Hitler, Himmer, military and industrial leaders.

Reel 2: Events of 6 and 7 June, 1943, in Hillersleben, Germany. Participants in front of the conference building, talking to each other and posing for the camera. Goebbels, Speer, others, exit the building. Conference participants watch a demonstration of flamethrowers. Interior shot of men eating in a large dining hall. Porsche waves to the camera. A large group of the participants, in uniform and civilian dress, stand outside the conference building, talking and smoking. 01:03:20 close view of Milch.

01:04:37: Moehnetalsperre: Speer visits a rebuilt retaining wall on October 1943. He speaks to a group of Organization Todt members, then presents medals to some of the men. Goerner and Dr. Xaver Dorsch in conversation.

Gotenhafen [Gdansk], 22-25 October, 1943: Doenitz, Speer, others visting the Cap Arcona on October 22-25, 1943. The ship in harbor and at sea, performing exercises. U-boats perform exercises. The Cap Arcona was the scene of an atrocity on May 3, 1945. The SS loaded over 5, 000 survivors of a death march from Neuengamme on to the ship and positioned it in the Bay of Neustadt in Luebeck, in a location where the British would mistake it for a military transport. The British bombed the ship, and only 450 prisoners survived.

01:12:38 Events from 4-6 September, 1943 in Rechlin, Germany. Group of men inspecting airplanes and a V-1 rocket. A ju 52 airplane lands at an airfield and Speer gets out of the airplane.

01:14:28 September 30 - October 1, 1943, at the Fuehrerhauptquartier (FHQ) in Rastenburg, East Prussia. A group of men (high-ranking officers and civilians) stand in front of the FHQ. They confer in various groups and consult documents. Hitler appears with others, including Schaub and Speer. Hitler, Himmler, others at the FHQ train station. Close-ups of a tank attempting to travel over railroad tracks, while Hitler and others observe. Men lean out of a train window, looking into the camera.

01:20:28 Events from 23-24 June, 1944. Footage shot from a car travelling through Linz, Austria. Group of men, including Speer, Goerner, Porsche, Saur. Very bad quality scenes of a group of people in front of a cloister. Group includes Mrs. Speer and pianist Wilhelm Kempf and violinist Professor Kulenkampff, who gave a concert for those attending the armaments conference.

Reel 3: 01:21:28 FHQ in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, 10-12 August, 1942. Alfred Krupp von Bohlen, others, arriving in an airplane. Speer, Krupp, others, outside the FHQ. Bodenschatz, Milch, Sauckel. Somewhat better quality. Street scenes in Vinnitsa. A few shots of the residents of the city, including men repairing roads under German guard.

01:29:10 Back at FHQ. Group of men outside among the trees. Walter Frentz, Speer, Bormann, Goering, Heinrich Hoffmann, others. Group of men at the airfield.

01:31:25 Speer travelling by car through Holland and Belgium in fall 1944. Scenes shot from the car. Houses, fields, people riding bicycles. Group of men stand outside a building. More street scenes, in a city.

01:34:36 Speer and others in Grevenbroich, Germany, May 1944, inspecting construction of a bunker.

01:35:13 Speer on a trip to Luxembourg in the Mosel region, 10 and 11 July, 1944. Facade of the Hotel Simonis. Speer inspects members of the Organisation Todt, gives an autograph to a woman. Shots of a burning "Heerestanklager" in the distance. More scenes from the car. Group of men in discussion.

01:38:06 Speer speaks with a group of men in the region of Ardennes, France, during a visit to the western front from 15-31 December, 1944. Cars travels along a road, military vehicles along the side of the road. Destroyed American tanks. Good close-up of Speer waving at the camera from the car. Speer plays with a St. Bernard.

Event:  1943 June 06
Vinnitsa, Ukraine
Rastenburg, East Prussia, Germany
Linz, Austria
Hamburg, Germany
Soviet Union
Hillersleben, Germany
Moehnesee, Germany
Gdynia, Poland
Rechlin, Germany
Grevenbroich, Germany
Ardennes, Belgium
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
Record last modified: 2021-10-18 17:52:05
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