• Short Summary

    NAZI SONGS AND POEMS, WHICH ONCE AROUSED PATRIOTIC FERVOUR IN THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF GERMANS, WERE TODAY (SUNDAY) GREETED BY LAUGHTER FROM A YOUNG THEATRE AUDIENCE IN GOETTINGEN.

  • Description

    NAZI SONGS AND POEMS, WHICH ONCE AROUSED PATRIOTIC FERVOUR IN THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF GERMANS, WERE TODAY (SUNDAY) GREETED BY LAUGHTER FROM A YOUNG THEATRE AUDIENCE IN GOETTINGEN.

    THE TAPE-RECORDED SONGS, INCLUDING HITLER'S FAVOURITE - "WE WILL CONTINUE TO MARCH UNTIL EVERYTHING IS A SHAMBLES" - WERE PLAYED IN THE DEUTSCHE THEATRE DURING AN EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE DEDICATED TO THE POEMS AND TUNES WHICH HELPED TO RALLY GERMANY TO THE SWASTIKA FLAG.

    THE DIRECTOR OF THE THEATRE, HERR GUENTHER FLECKENSTEIN, TOLD A PACKED AUDIENCE WHICH INCLUDED A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS THAT HE HAD STAGED THE EXPERIMENT TO GIVE THE YOUNG GENERATION A CHANCE TO JUDGE FOR ITSELF RATHER THAN LEARN ABOUT NAZI PROPAGANDA SECONDHAND.

    THERE WAS AMUSEMENT AND OCCASIONAL RIPPLES OF LAUGHTER AS ACTORS READ POEMS INCLUDING ONE BY NAZI YOUTH LEADER BALDUR VON SCHIRACH WHICH OPENS - "HERE WE STAND, THE BROWN HORDES OF US, WE WANT TO MURDER THE ENEMIES OF THE REICH - PEOPLE TO THE GUNS".

    STUDENTS SAID LATER THAT HAD MERELY FOUND THE ITEMS AMUSING, BUT ADMITTED THAT IN SOME CASES THE SONGS STRUCK AN EMOTIONAL CHORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZ4KS80BAKNYY5AVGAT9OGZ2X
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ4KS80BAKNYY5AVGAT9OGZ2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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