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Twentieth Century Fox version, Reel 5: 20th July bomb plot; Hitler's 55th birthday

Film | Accession Number: 2006.73.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4507 | Film ID: 2819

Reel 5 of the English language version of "The Nazi Plan" produced by Twentieth Century Fox with new graphics. (The order of this reel is slightly different that the version shown in the Nuremberg courtroom - see RG-60.2465). Title: "1944" "Conference after Hitler's escape from the bombing plot 20 July 1944." Hitler with Mussolini and others at the Fuehrerhauptquartier (FHQ). Mussolini leans out of a train window and speaks to Hitler. Goering, Funk, Sauckel, Speer, Dr. Sauer, Lammers, Himmler, Goebbels, Guderian, Fegelein, Bormann, Jodl are all present. The narrator notes that Goebbels was appointed plenipotentiary for the total war effort.

Title: "People's Court Trial Concerning Plot 20 July." Judge Roland Freisler berates bomb plotters Josef Wirmer and von Schwanenfeld. Brief close-up of Phillip Bouhler in the audience.

Title: "Major Roehmer decorated for his role in suppression of the 20 July plot hails unity of NSDAP and Wehrmacht July 1944."

Title: "55th Birthday of Hitler 20 April 1944." [In the German version, this appears before the conference after Hitler's escape from the bomb plot footage]. Goering, Keitel, Doenitz greet Hitler. People of Berlin celebrating Hitler's birthday with a parade and flags. A woman places a sign on a pile of rubble that reads "Unsere Mauern brachen -- unsere Herzen nicht!" [They may break our walls but not our hearts.] The End; 20th Century Fox logo.

Film Title
The Nazi Plan
Event Date
Berlin, Germany
Rastenburg, East Prussia, Germany
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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