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Hitler returns to Berlin in July 1940

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.141.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1359 | Film ID: 2950

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    Hitler returns to Berlin in July 1940


    With Sound. Camera pans over Upper Rhine. Hitler's motorcade crosses pontoon bridge eastwards; tracking shot shows children in swimsuits waving near a customs post and adults showing signs of love, loyalty and gratitude. Hitler, now aboard train, accepts flower from girl and shakes hands of HJ boy. Train journey continues past Marbach (Neckar), peasant on his plow, and stops at stations where Hitler autographs postcard portraits of himself. Camera shows Hitler in profile. Berlin prepares welcome; swastika flags fly, BDM girls spread flowers along route from Anhalter Bahnhof to Reichs Chancellery, policemen wait, spectators climb trees for better views and human barriers struggle to hold back enthusiastic crowds. Fanfare at Anhalter Bahnhof greets arrival of Hitler's train. Hitler, accompanied by Raeder, von Brauchitsch and Goering, is greeted by Frick, Schacht, SA chief Lutze, and von Neurath. Bells ring as party moves out of station, past waving crowds, and Hitler reviews guard of honor. Standing in open Mercedes, Hitler is cheered by civilians, including shrieking women.
    Event:  1940 July
    Censor:  1940 July 10
    Berlin, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
    Producer: UFA

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    00:00:00:00 to 00:07:21:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2950 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 2950 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 2950 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 2950 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at to sign a release, or submit the online request form at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the film excerpts from the Imperial War Museums in June 2012.
    Original newsreel number is DW 514.
    See Story 1358 for a silent version of this newsreel.
    Copied From
    35mm print (656 ft); sound from 35mm dupe neg (656 ft)
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5579
    Source Archive Number: GWY 167-04
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:56:17
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