Die Deutsche Wochenschau [The German Newsreel] (1939)


Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at Weimar, Germany, taken by the 3rd U.S. Army. Prisoners of all nationalities were tortured and killed (04/14/1945) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bones_of_anti-Nazi_German_women_still_are_in_the_crematoriums_in_the_German_concentration_camp_at_Weimar,_Germany.jpg
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Die Deutsche Wochenschau (English: The German Newsreel) is a series of German newsreels from 1940 until the end of World War II. Film frames from WW2 German newsreel showing Do-17z taking off for a bombing mission.

After the outbreak of war, the Nazis consolidated five separate newsreel production efforts into one: Die Deutsche Wochenschau was the sole series of German newsreels from 1940 until the end of World War II. It was a source of footage for late Nazi propaganda films such as Der Ewige Jude and Feldzug in Polen, as well as innumerable post-war documentaries. Despite Harry Giese's signature rat-a-tat narration that gives the proceedings a documentary-like tone, liberties were taken in retelling the facts in this Nazi propaganda tool. Comedic public service announcements were delivered by the Tran and Helle duo.

Among the many notable scenes preserved by the newsreel are the Nazi point of view of the battle of Normandy, the footage of Hitler and Mussolini right after the Jul... (read more)


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