The Königsplatz in Munich is the location of the new Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. The new center has been built on the estate of the former “Brown House” – the headquartes of the Nazi Party the central of terror during the Third Reich. Framepool has carried out research for archival films that are shown in the exhibition and the app of the new museum.
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.
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This newsreel footage produced in Germany by the US Group Control Council (USGCC) in August 1945 shows the loading of looted art in Berchtesgaden and Neuschwanstein Castle.
In June 1945 the Munich Central Collecting Point was opened in the former Nazi Party Headquarters close to the Königsplatz downtown Munich. Central Collecting Points were established in Munich and Wiesbaden, to house and sort the thousands of works of art being found by Monuments Men in repositories across Southern Germany, and the Central Collecting Point in Munich was designated to primarily hold ERR (Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg) loot, Hitler and Goering’s collections, and other masterpieces found in Berchtesgaden, Neuschwanstein and the Altaussee salt mine.
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On 14 November 1938 – shortly after the pogroms organized by the Nazi party the night of 9 November – the German authorities ban Jewish children to attend the schools. Our short film shows at the beginning previously unreleased film material of Berlin and Jewish students of a Berlin high school, which have been filmed in 1937 by the American film director Julien Bryan. In the thirties and especially before and after the Olympics of 1936, the Nazi regime is trying to show metropolitan normality to the outside world.
On the evening of 8th November 1923 Hitlers Nazi Party staged a coup in the Munich beer hall “Bürgerbräukeller” against the Bavarian government and the German Republic. The putsch was inspired by Benito Mussolini‘s March on Rome, from 22 to 29 October, 1922. Hitler and his associates planned to use Munich as a base for a march of armed insurgents on Berlin to bring down democracy in Germany. In this aim he did agree with influential leaders of the Bavarian government like Gustav von Kahr. In the Bürgerbräukeller Hitler could win von Kahr and others to support his actions. But the coup leaders had not reckoned with the determined resistance of the Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria Franz Matt of the Bavarian People’s Party. During the night Matt is able to bring loyal military and police units in position.