Wort und Tat (1938)

"Neues Europa"

(Word and Deed)

Directed by: Fritz Hippler
Release dates:1938
Running time: 10 minutes
Country:  National-Socialist Germany
Language:  German

The film begins with a montage of clips from the Weimar period, showing a series of clips of Labour and Communist rallies, interspersed with scenes of scantily clad cabaret girls, and then shots of the posters of the different Weimar era political parties. this illustrates the chaos and decadence of the Weimar period. This sequence ends with social-democrat Otto Braun making a ridiculous speech against National-Socialism.

The film then goes into a series of sequences showing how the National-Socialist rule has improved various aspects of German life:

  • Agricultural production (with scenes of the Reich Labor Service at work)
  • Improvement of the youth (Hitler Youth scenes)
  • Coal production
  • Autobahn construction
  • The Winter Help Campaign
  • Steel production
  • Factories being built

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