A torch light parade in night with a large picture of Adolf Hitler in Vienna
Vienna Austria Date:1938 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes in Vienna, Austria, during the Anschluss (annexation by Germany). German Luftwaffe aircraft fly overhead. View of St. Stephen's cathedral. Several agitators climb scaffolding at construction site and throw down signs identifying the project. (Narrator says Jews flee the city.) Two men seen hurrying into train station. Signs displayed announce trains to "Wien Nordbhf -- Breclav, Zebrzydowice; and Katowice- Warszawa." Exuberant crowds fill the streets.Local police work to maintain order. Local official gives Nazi salute from balcony. Nazi youth leader, Baldur Benedikt von Schirach, strolls down center of street with entourage. Large formation of youth jump up and down in unison, led by a director. Citizens parade in the streets. Some carry placards and banners. A poster with Hitler's image is carried. German soldiers in a Torchlight parade of army vehicles are cheered by mass of spectators. The gathering becomes highly emotional and singing of the German National Anthem begins. The German troops are besieged by well-wishers shouting Zieg Heil.
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