Nazi Germany #9
Julien Bryan Collection
The 1937 Reichsparteitag (Reich Party Day) at Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg. Grand views of the decorated stadium with thousands of participants and spectators. Flags. Adolf Hitler greets the crowd from an open car. BDM girls in the stands, many heiling with hands outstretched. Nazis march past Hitler. Military review of airplanes and tanks.
Detailed preservation notes from the film lab are available in Film and Video department files.
Additional photographs are available in the USHMM Photo Archives.
Bryan filmed in Germany in 1937 for the March of Time newsreel company. Some of his footage appears in the infamous March of Time release, "Inside Nazi Germany." See Raymond Fielding's book "The March of Time 1935-1951" for more information. Bryan retained some of his Nazi Germany footage and rights, and donated part to the Library of Congress (see USHMM Film IDs 210 and 211) and part to the USHMM.
Biography / History:
Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former USSR. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland. He was in Warsaw within days of Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and remained throughout the German siege of the city, filming and photographing what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of WWII.
2003.214 The Julien Bryan Collection of films, photographs, documents, and artifacts was purchased by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from Sam Bryan and the International Film Foundation, Inc. on February 12, 2003.
Sam Bryan, JB 2011B
35mm b/w cam neg
35mm; Uncompressed QT; ProRes 422; DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS
01:00:00 - 01:01:22
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive