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Celebrating the opening of the new Reichstag; parades in Potsdam

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2005.547.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4353 | Film ID: 2682

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    Celebrating the opening of the new Reichstag; parades in Potsdam

    Overview

    Description
    Celebrating the opening of the new Reichstag in Potsdam's Garrison Church on March 21, 1933 (film begins on Film ID 2775). Shows overpowering National Socialist propaganda. Goebbels staged this day as a device to win support from conservatives and to reassure Germans that the new Reich's Chancellor Hitler could be trusted.

    German intertitles (in quotation marks).

    "Der Tag von Potsdam 1933 II. Teil"
    "Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler und Vizekauzler von Papen" "Gott mitt uns" banner hanging across the street. Officials marching, including Hitler and von Papen. Hitler salutes at 01:00:35. More officials, men and women. 01:01:25 Side view of officials parading in the street towards the cathedral. 01:01:59 CU Hitler.
    "Auffahrt des Reichspraesidenten" Procession of automobiles. Rifle squad. HS, streets lined with soldiers. Shot of church.
    "Reichspraesident von Hindenburg schreitet die Front der Ehrenkompagne ab" von Hindenburg marches towards the camera. German press run past him to get a photograph. More shots of Hindenburg.
    "Hindenburg wird vor der Garrisonkirche von Hitler und Goering begruesst" View from behind soldiers of crowd saluting as Hindenburg shakes hands with Goering. Men crowded around church entrance.
    "Veteranen aus dem kriege 1870/71 erwarten nach dem Staatsakt ein Reichspraesidenten um von ihm begrusst zu warden" The old guard sits in front row, some in wheelchairs. LS, elderly man with hat holding swastika pennant. VAR shots of crowds gathered in Potsdam.
    "Hindenburg verlasst nach der Kranzniedorlegung die Gruft Friedrich des grossen" Soldiers salute Hindenburg, seeen from behind, walking to podium to review parade.
    "Die Parade beginnt" VAR shots, soldiers parading, marching band, goosestepping, climbing in trees for better view. Cavalry troops, weapons.
    "Die Reichsregierung auf der Tribuene" View of Nazi officials sitting at demonstration passes.
    "Vorbeimarsch der SA" Stormtroopers march past, various views of spectators saluting.
    "Der Stahlhelm marschiert" Steel helmets parade, flags.
    "Die Fahnen des Kyffhaeuser bundes" CUs, important men, VAR shots.
    "Die nationale Jugend Deutschlands" Hitler Youth marches, salute. CU, flag "Deutschland Erwache" and swastika. Pan up to "NSDAP"
    "Ende"
    Film Title
    Der Tag von Potsdam
    Duration
    00:17:52
    Date
    Event:  1933 March 21
    Locale
    Potsdam, Germany
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Consuelo Kagan

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Propaganda.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:17:52:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2682 Film: 16 mm
      Master 2682 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2682 Film: 16 mm
      Master 2682 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2682 Film: 16 mm
      Master 2682 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2682 Film: 16 mm
      Master 2682 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2682 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 2682 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2682 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 2682 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2682 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 2682 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2682 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 2682 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at filmbenutzung@bundesarchiv.de to sign a release, or submit the online request form at: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/EN/Content/Downloads/request-for-use-av-material.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    S. Wallace Kagan obtained these 16mm films in Germany immediately after World War II while serving as a chief legal advisor to Gen. Lucius Clay during the Four Power talks on the de-Nazification of Germany. His wife, Consuelo Kagan, donated the films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in November 2005.
    Note
    See Film ID 2775 for the beginning of this film.
    Film Source
    Consuelo Kagan
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4658
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:56:01
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