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Ceremony honoring men who murdered Walther Rathenau

Film | Accession Number: 2009.356.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4996 | Film ID: 2887

Group of young men and women sitting on a hillside. The scene switches to show women and uniformed men sitting in a beer garden. In both scenes the women wear matching dresses. Uniformed men march down a road. SA men walk toward the camera carrying flower wreaths. The occasion is the dedication of a plaque honoring Erwin Kern and Hermann Fischer for the murder in 1922 of Walther Rathenau, who was the German Foreign Minister during the Weimar Republic and a Jew. SS men stand at attention. One man holds a standard that indicates his unit is from Kassel. CU of the wreath and the grave of Kern and Fischer. Ernst Roehm and Heinrich Himmler arrive at the ceremony at the head of a large contingent. Roehm speaks into a large microphone. Men take turns laying wreaths at the grave. Roehm and Himmler greet others. After the ceremony, women and children pose in a large group for the camera. 01:27:41 Rudolf Jordan, Gauleiter of Halle-Merseburg walks toward the camera. SA men march past and salute Roehm and Himmler.

Event:  1933
Production:  1933
Halle, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:48:49
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