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Street scenes in Danzig, Poland, circa 1937

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4172 | Film ID: 3020

Danzig, street scenes: streetcars, buses, supply trucks, shops, Poles going about their daily routines as the Germans move in to Danzig. 01:04:12:00 LS of trolley traveling down tracks in the center of the street. Nazi insignia and flags are visible everywhere, in every window of every building, most buildings have multiple flags displayed; continues with more street scenes of the entire street full of Nazi flags and banners. CU of sign for Adolf Hitler Strasse. MS of Hitler Youth, three young boys pose for the camera and smile; more shots of all the Nazi banners, German soldiers, etc; 01:06:17:24 MCU of sign that reads: "1937 Kreisparteitag Langfuhr" large field being prepared for a Nazi party rally. A large Nazi insignia is being constructed of wood at one end of the field. A crowd of people wait to enter an unidentified location. VS of the docks of Danzig, horses being loaded onto ships. VS of boats in the harbor, a captain aboard his ship, etc. Footage is excellent quality, but the images are often quite static, however they provide an impressive look at the Nazi Party's effective use of signs and symbols and their 'silent' seizure of power in Danzig.

Film Title
Poland Danzig 1936
Event Date
Danzig, Germany
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
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Record last modified: 2019-05-29 11:03:57
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