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Hitler Youth sports festival 1944 (color)

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.461 | RG Number: RG-60.7086 | Film ID: 4454

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    Hitler Youth sports festival 1944 (color)


    Large, green banner with a black bird holding a sword and a hammer in its claws; there is a white swastika on its belly; in red lettering: “N.S.D.A.P. Hitler-Jugend Gebiet Oberdonau. Gebiets Sportsfest 1944.” Rows of girls in dirndls march past the sign. Swastika flags hang from a clock tower. A boy with an armband rides on a horse in a circle. Girls in short white dresses throw medicine balls and hoops as well as bowling pins. Several boys ride horses in a field. Girls try high jumping while a crowd watches. Boys and girls try to long jump. Boys try shotput. Some of them wear white tank tops with the swastika in the center. Girls try discus throwing. Boys try lance throwing. Girls march in lines around a field with soldiers while crowds of boys watch. Girls in short white dresses perform a synchronized dance in front of a building decorated with swastika flags. Boys ride horses. Girls in short white dresses dance by carrying hoops. Boys wearing swim shorts thow medicine balls between them. Soldiers watch from chairs. Girls throw bowling pins around and run. Boys synchronously wave red flags. Children cheer and clap on the ground. Older girls in long white dresses dance in circles. A boy waves a flag in front of other boys carrying drums next to a crowd. Trumpeters play from a balcony.

    Red poster: “NSDAP. Hitler-Jugend, Gebiet Oberdonau (29). Gebiets Sportsfest 1944 in Wels. Abschlusskundgebung. Sonntag, 16. Juli 1944 um 15 Uhr auf der Wises vor der Deutschen Turnhalle. Es spricht: Der Gauleiter.” Boys and girls in uniforms and in dirndls march. Boys in uniforms play the drums and trumpets as they march. A boy carries a large ornamental bell, with a swastika flag on top and an eagle ornament. Boys carrying swastika flags march by. People on the sides perform the Nazi salute. Nazis in uniform walk through the rows of children. Young women are singing. Young boys and girls approach a stage and shaking the official's hand, then give the Nazi salute. Rows of children sit on the grass in front of the stage. The Gauleiter speaks from a podium with the swastika engraved on it. A large plaque is given to a group of children.
    Film Alternate Title
    NSDAP Hitler Youth Oberdonau Region: Regional Sports Festival 1944
    Event:  1944 July
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Österreichisches Filmmuseum

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    B&W / Color
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    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a digital copy of the original film from the Austrian Film Museum 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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    16mm at 24fps
    Film Source
    Österreichisches Filmmuseum
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: 0212-09-0001
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:00:03
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