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Register of the UFA motion picture newsreels
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Description
Depicts German military operations and conditions in Germany during World War II, mainly during the 1939 to 1942 period. Includes a few prewar newsreels of Nazi leaders and rallies, and a few photographs. Most newsreels were distributed in Spain.
Background
Universum Film AG (UFA) is a German film production company that was founded in 1917. Initially envisioned as a state-controlled vehicle for military propaganda films, UFA greatly expanded its output in 1918 to include feature films, documentaries, newsreels, and public service films. With a broadened focus that was further spurred on by the 1921 privatization of the company, UFA made an especially significant impact on world cinema during the Weimar Republic era (1919-1933), most notably through its German Expressionist films.
Extent
450 motion picture film reels, 3 envelopes (45.0 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.