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  1. Video was originally created by the U.S. Department of War, a defunct agency which has been succeeded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
English: National Archives Identifier: 24376

Local Identifier: 111-EF-6

Creator(s): Department of Defense.[* 1] Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (9/18/1947 - 3/1/1964) (Most Recent)

From: Series: Educational Films, 1942 - 1947

Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985

This item was produced or created: 1945

Other Title(s):Educational Film, no. 6

Scope & Content: Dramatizes the destructive effects of racial and religious prejudice. Reel 1 shows a fake wrestling match and "crooked" gambling games. An agitator addresses a street crowd; he almost convinces one man in the audience until the man begins to talk to a Hungarian refugee from Germany. A Nazi speaker harangues a crowd in Germany denouncing Jews, Catholics, and Freemasons. Reel 2, a German unemployed worker joins Hitler's Schutzstaffel. SS men attack Jewish and Catholic headquarters in Germany, and beat up a Jewish storekeeper. A German teacher debunks Nazi racial theories; the teacher is dragged away by German soldiers.

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) National Archives at College Park 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540

Source YouTube: Don't Be a Sucker
Author US National Archives


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