Welt im Film 89/1947 07.02.1947


1st car Conference of the two economic zone in Minden in the snow by gate. Occupation soldier greets with hand on the CAP. Officers get out of car. General Robertson and Deputy General Clay, General Keating, sit in the hearing room at a table and talk to representatives of the German economy. Dr. Agartz, head of the German dual zone economic Office, giving a toast, half close. Those present, including Max Brauer, total. At the table sitting General Robertson and General Keating, total. Among the listeners of Mayor Brauer, half-close. The audience clapping.
(32 m) 02. Mexico's new President Miguel Alemán Valdez, new President of Mexico, is introduced in his new Office in the Palace of fine arts in Mexico City. Valdez greets, total. The sash of the President is killed him. Valdez embraced his predecessor, totally. Riding in a parade through the town. Waving crowd in front of the National Palace.
(30 m) 03. Emden: Performance today - plans for tomorrow debris from Emden. Volkswagen drives past in the foreground. Port facility of Emden. Dock the Nordseewerke. Street. Windmill with the wings. Sheath. Crane at the unloading of ships. Crane dropping grain in wagons of freight cars. City map of Emden. Model of rebuilding the city. Ship goes out.
(44 m) 04. Munich: Heinrich Hoffmann from the casting Chamber door with shield: Munich, saying Association opens. Audience in the courtroom. Heinrich Hoffmann, great. German judge, standing, big. Mrs Hoffmann, great. Hoffmann during the interrogation, great. Actuality: "after finished apprenticeship 1900 I went the Switzerland as mate 12 years by Germany, and worked in England for three years." Photographs as evidence. Hoffmann considers photography is aroused. The Gerichtsvorsitzende Josef Purzer, great talks, quote: "your works are masterful, and the psychosis, which originated in the German people, attributed Very much much on this picture reporting on this glorification of Hitler. Because all that big and beautiful was supposedly on this people, is presented here. The reality was however quite different, and your Publisher has collaborated on this deception of the people very much." Close-up of Hoffmann. Audience in the courtroom. The public prosecutor Julius Herf speaks interview: "... an introduction to a labor camp for a period of at least 10 years." I am sorry at this point that the law does not gives me the opportunity, to instruct the parties concerned for life in a labor camp, that my opinion would be the only just punishment." The defender of Hoffmann, Dr. Bandorf, in his plea, half-close. The sentencing. Those present stand up. Quote: "... 2. He is admitted on the duration of 10 years in a labor camp, to carry out the make-up - and construction work. 3. his wealth is to collect contribution to make amends. It only an amount of 3000 RM is to leave him." Hoffmann stops standing next to his wife the verdict.
(84 m) 05. With Byrd to the South Pole boxes and vehicles are being loaded on board a vessel. Admiral Richard Byrd, great. Helicopter on Board of the vessel. Arctic dogs. Man with protective clothing against the cold. Byrd and officers with small Huskies on the arm. Byrd at a briefing. Map: America and South America. The travel route in the Pacific Ocean is drawn (trick). Byrd speak, large, original sound. Looking back at the South Pole expedition of 1929 ship travels through ice. Icebergs. Arctic dogs pulling sled. Men in the construction of accommodation. Snow storm. Dog on the ship.
(60 m) 06. streiflichter from Germany as Berlin Zoo in winter-type cages in the Berlin Zoo. Warden heating furnace. Elephant's trunk grid. Hippo in the water. Hippo disintegrates throat. Monkey Cage. Little Monkey sitting on the back of the mother. Stork in a cage with sunlamps. Parrot and Guinea pig in a cage. Lions running back and forth in the cage. Predator feeding. Lion meat, great.
(29 m) b. Hamburg: train with children from the Switzerland locomotive drives in the image, great. Train, great. Children look out window. Mother kisses her child in the train window. Children sit with luggage at the station. Young red cross pendant.
(16 m) c. Berlin: race to the Schöneberg City Park home of cyclists under transparent: start and finish. Bicyclists riding through snow. Sliding and wear wheels. Viewers on the edge of the road. Cyclists wearing the wheels up stairs and down. Trip by road from Berlin. The winner Heinz Wolf is congratulated after victory and receives half close image.
(36 m) 07. Little premiere: Peter Igelhoff plays his latest hit for the world IN the film Peter Igelhoff sits at the piano and speaks interview: "I have Very much pleased that the newsreel has invited me to make a journey through Germany on the canvas. I would Of course like to have, but you know Yes the trouble with travel authorization, train permit, immigration approval. I think but I found a way out and am therefore addressing all my beautiful unknown listeners." Peter Igelhoff plays the piano and sings original sound: "my beautiful unknown, please post me write instante, see cipher 103 line 4, because I have unfortunately no paper, and I bought you so terribly much." Why scold all people on the tram? I think it's wonderful there, because you can learn A lot, so. Yesterday morning as it was really interesting I since heard that was very good. A young man said to the visavis my beautiful lady, please, my beautiful unknown, listen please write instant, see cipher 103 stroke 4 me mail because I have unfortunately no paper and I bought you so terribly much. I do anything you want, for you, because you're the one for me, I can feel it. With you, I live A lot better, it is clear how's me basics of Adam Riese,..."
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Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Agartz ; Bandorf ; Brauer, Max ; Byrd, Richard ; Herf, Julius ; Hoffmann, Heinrich ; Igelhoff, Peter ; Keating ; Purzer, Josef ; Robertson, Brian ; Valdez, Miguel Aleman ; Wolf, Heinz


Berlin ; Emden ; Minden ; Hamburg ; United States ; Munich ; America ; South America ; Mexico ; San Francisco


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Railways ; Justice ; Children ; Expeditions ; Musical events ; Political events ; Cycling ; Travel ; Shipping ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Cities ; Debris ; Buildings ; automotive engineering, automotive ; Kissing, kissing scenes ; maps ; People ; Holiday ; Economy ; Welfare, aid agencies, care ; Zoo, Wildlife Park ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Construction ; Gypsy ; Crew ; Sports honors ; aftermath of war


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Hitler photographer Hoffmann’s trial before the Spruchkammer Munich (January 31, 1947)

On January 31, 1947, the trial in the denazification proceedings against Hitler's "personal photographer" Heinrich Hoffmann took place in Munich. Hoffmann visited Hitler one last time in April 1945 and then absconded to Bavaria, where the US Army arrested him in May.

In October Hoffmann was transferred to the prison of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, where he was assigned to sort through his confiscated archival holdings as evidence for the war crimes trials, that took place from November 1945 to October 1946.

A few months after the Nuremberg verdict was pronounced, he finally had to answer for his own active support of the Nazi regime before a so called Spruchkammer—a court of inquiry set up under the "Law for Liberation from National Socialism and Militarism" that had passed on March 5, 1946. During the five-hour session, the "NS-Reichsbildberichterstatter" was classified as a main culprit due to his propaganda activities and his beneficiary status in the Third Reich. He was sentenced to ten years in a labour camp and his assets were confiscated.

The photographer, who had become a party member very early on, had met Adolf Hitler in 1920. Three years later he portrayed him for the first time. After that he accompanied him with his camera for over two decades. The way he staged his photos, he made a significant contribution to Hitler's rise to power and is therefore also regarded as the "inventor of the Führer cult". In the process, his photo studio grew into one of the largest picture press publishers in the German Reich, making the Hitler confidant a millionaire.

During the trial he portrayed himself as an apolitical observer and "victim of his profession“. He repeatedly filed appeals that made the proceedings drag on for years. Hoffmann was released from prison in 1950. Later, some of his estate was even returned to him.

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