Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Munich: Nazi memorials

Film | Accession Number: 2006.265.2 | RG Number: RG-60.4557 | Film ID: 2829

Cars and pedestrians pass the Feldherrnhalle memorial to the Nazis killed in the 1923 Munich putsch. Two armed men stand guard in front of two huge wreaths. There is a changing of the guard ceremony and shots of bicyclists riding by. Both the pedestrians and those on bicycles salute as they walk by. Another changing of the guard ceremony, this time at the honor temple where the dead putschists were buried.

The Baker family traveled through Munich on the way to Vienna in October 1937. Helen Baker writes of the visit in a letter dated October 31, 1937: "We started out on an inspection tour, riding to the spot, sacred to Nazis, where sixteen of their martyrs were shot during the unsuccessful putsch of 1923. A guard of honor stands below the memorial tablet, so motionless that one would think it was part of a bronze group. Everyone who passes -- on foot, in autos or on bikes, salutes gravely. It is most impressive. We took some movies of the passers-by -- with police permission -- and hope they are good."

Event:  October 1937
Production:  October 1937
Munich, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Stan Baker
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:12
This page: