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Cabaret theater with antisemitic sketch

Film | Accession Number: 2009.356.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4981 | Film ID: 2886

Street scenes in Munich. The camera, focused on the façade of the Hofbraeuhaus, tilts back and forth in time to a drinking song. View of the "Dachauer im Platzl." Exterior shot of [Adolf] Gondrell's Bonbonniere cabaret. Inside, actors rehearse a sketch that begins with two women dressed in maid uniforms. They sing a song called "Das Spricht Baende" [That Speaks Volumes]. They carry feather dusters and perform in front of a fake bookshelf. The next sketch features a man who enters a shop and tries to talk his way into a job, although he knows very little about books. He asks the proprietor or manager of the shop if this is Wallenstein, formerly Friedlaender, presumably a reference to the Aryanization of the store. He doesn't know who Gutenberg is but manages to bluff his way past the manager. The manager tells him that it is important to display books that are different from each other together. For example, "The Virgin from Orlean" should be displayed with "Cassanova". He provides another example, and his final example is that Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew) should be displayed beside Vom Winde verweht (Gone with the Wind).

Censor:  1941 July 24
Munich, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:44
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