The Nazi Plan
Reel 2, Part I: The Rise of the NSDAP, 1921-1933.
Title: "Herbst 1932". Reports on activities and policies of the Nazis in Germany 1921-1933 (poor sound quality, fades in and out).
Title: "Hitler's First Speech as Chancellor 30 January 1933".
Title: "Goering, Named Prussian Minister of Interior by Hitler, Outlines His Program February 1933." Goering seated, speaks to camera, outlines program.
Title: "Election Day in Bavaria, 5 March 1933." MCUs of citizens coming in and out of the election booth.
Title: "Gewerkschaftshaus." VS of German soldiers and workers milling about the entrance way to a building.
Title: "Election Day in Berlin, 5 March 1933." MCUs of President von Hindenburg in and out of election booth. Von Papen places his vote and after exiting makes a seemingly prepared remark to the camera.
Title: "Meeting of Reichstag at which Hitler and his cabinet receive plenary powers of legislation, 24 March 1933." VSs of Reichstag, assembly, Hitler addressing a crowd, etc. All segments are intercut with CUs of German newspaper headlines and Nazi propaganda illustrations.
Title: "The End of Part One"
No burn-in TC on VHS user copy 2.
See Story 2444, Tape 63 for duplicate footage.
Rights: While this film is a production of the US government and is therefore in the public domain, it contains German newsreel footage, the rights to which are held by the German state archive (Bundesarchiv) through their agent, Transit Film. Researchers should exercise caution when using newsreel clips from this film, and consider clearing the rights with Transit, especially if broadcast in Europe.
Biography / History:
"The Nazi Plan" was shown as evidence at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Nuremberg on December 11, 1945. It was compiled by Budd Schulberg and other military personnel, under the supervision of Navy Commander James Donovan. The compilers took pains to use only German source material, including official newsreels and other German films (1919-45). It was put together for the US Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality and the US Office of the Chief Counsel for War Crimes. The film was received in evidence as IMTexhibit USA-167. Summary from NARA story card (NARA source number 238.1): "On the activities and policies of the National Socialist Party in Germany, 1921-1944, particularly as reflected in the speeches of Adolf Hitler. Shows much of the pagentry associated with the speeches. Consists of four parts: Part I: The rise of the NSDAP, 1921-1933 (reels 1-2); Part II: Acquiring totalitarian control of Germany, 1933-1935 (reels 3-8); Part III: Preparation for wars of aggression, 1935-1939 (reels 9-16); and Part IV: Wars of aggression, 1939-1944 (reels 17-22)."
1991.253.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in June 1991. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
NAZI SEIZURE OF POWER
WAR CRIMES COMMISSIONS
WAR CRIMINALS/WAR CRIMES TRIALS
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 238.1 R2
35mm; 16mm; b/w
1"; Betacam SP; VHS
01:38:17 - 01:46:21