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Officials review Reichsarbeitsdienst workers

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.461 | RG Number: RG-60.7082 | Film ID: 4450

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    Officials review Reichsarbeitsdienst workers


    Private film by Herbert Apfelthaler. Title card reads: “Schnitt, Kamera: Herbert Apfelthaler.” Rows of Nazi Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) march with shovels on their shoulders. A small group of other soldiers, perhaps higher ranking, shake hands and give the Nazi salute. They inspect the lines of Nazi RAD, who stand at attention with their shovels. They march down a path through fields. Shots of them in formation with their shovels in a field, then running into formation. Marching. More maneuvering and inspections. They do exercises in unison in shorts. They perform gymnastics on wooden logs and jump rope. They set up tents. They take down the tents. They perform drills with weapons.
    Film Alternate Title
    RAD "The Inspection"
    Event:  1943
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Österreichisches Filmmuseum
    Camera Operator: Herbert Apfelthaler
    Herbert Apfelthaler was born in Vienna as a son of the tire dealer Friedrich Apfelthaler. From 1931-1941, he goes to school in Vienna, and becomes a member of Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) around 1942/43. His father dies in 1947. In 1951, he married Hedy. Around 1964, he turns to the company Eumig as a movie adviser and head of the Eumig Filmstudios and establishes his own film studio (Schmalfilmzentrum Rosenhügel; by 1970 Film- und Viedozentrum Rosenhügel). He remarried in 1984 to Angelika. He died in Vienna in 2008. Herbert's father Friedrich founded a commercial firm for car tires and car components and was an ambitious film amateur and member of the Klub der Kinoamateuere Österreichs (DdKÖ).

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    Film Provenance
    Angelika Apfelthaler donated the original film to the Austrian Film Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a digital copy in 2012 as part of the Ephemeral Films Project.
    This film is featured in the Ephemeral Films Project: National Socialism in Austria. Watch the historic film through an innovative film player showing contemporary images, geographical mapping, and shot-level analysis at
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    9.5mm at 16fps
    Film Source
    Österreichisches Filmmuseum
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: 0901-09-0457
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:07:54
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