Antisemitic float in parade
- Event Date
- July 14-17, 1934
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
Scenes from the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the founding of the town of Schneeberg. SA men on horseback carry banners with the town's symbol on it. Close-ups on a parade float show a caricature of a Jew paying wages to a German citizen. In the other hand the "Jew" holds a bill of huge denomination. A caption along the bottom of the float states: The Jew led the nation into hunger, poverty, and inflation.
In the next scene, men wearing Prussian helmets assemble in formation and then march. A brief shot of people working on a float, then a shot of another float labelled, Schluss damit! [Enough of that!]. The part of the float that is visible shows a giant hand crushing the opposition parties: the KPD (Communists), SPD (Social Democrats) and the Zentrum (Center).
The next scene shows Hitler Youth and BDM girls marching in the parade. They are followed by the two floats described above and another one that bears the slogan: "Ihr habt doch gesiegt [But you triumphed]."
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