Dachau became one of the largest Concentration camps in Germany, a mere metropolis of death. It served as a prototype and model for other Nazi concentration camps. Established by the Nazis in March 1933, the Dachau concentration camp was “the first concentration camp for political prisoners” as Heinrich Himmler stated. It is located on the grounds of a former munitions factory near Dachau, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) northwest of Munich. Almost every community in Germany had members taken away to these camps. Newspapers continually reported the removal to concentration camps of the enemies of “the Reich” – what means opponents to the Nazi dictatorship.
In July 1933 a crowd of over 40.000 people welcomed the aviator Wiley Post in New York City, who had circled around the world alone in 8 days. Aviation was still an adventure and aviators and aviatrixes like Lindbergh, Post or Amelia Earhart gave the proof that the plane will become the main transportation system for long distances. Post used a high-wing, single-engine Lockheed Vega, one of the most famous record-breaking aircraft of the early 1930s. Our stock footage clip, scanned from film to HD video, shows the confetti parade in New York City after his return from the flight, July 23, 1933.
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