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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 10:30 PM

Historic archival film 1939 -- When 20,000 Nazis Rallied in NYC -- chilling

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[link:https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/542499/marshall-curry-nazi-rally-madison-square-garden-1939/|

In 1939, the German American Bund organized a rally of 20,000 Nazi supporters at Madison Square Garden in New York City. When Academy Award-nominated documentarian Marshall Curry stumbled upon footage of the event in historical archives, he was flabbergasted. Together with Field of Vision, he decided to present the footage as a cautionary tale to Americans. The short film, A Night at the Garden, premieres on The Atlantic today.


“The first thing that struck me was that an event like this could happen in the heart of New York City,” Curry told The Atlantic. “Watching it felt like an episode of The Twilight Zone where history has taken a different path. But it wasn’t science fiction – it was real, historical footage. It all felt eerily familiar, given today’s political situation.”

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 10:47 PM

1. Might edit your link

Remove the trailing http://

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Response to Lithos (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 11:31 PM

2. thanks. :-) nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2018, 12:20 AM

3. Please remember to resist with others . Remember the protestors in 1939

Despite the 22,000 people inside, over a hundred thousand protestors were outside, using their freedom of speech and assembly, not granted to the people in Germany, to voice their opposition to the movement. The event turned out to be a disaster, causing Germany to cut all ties with the movement, which collapsed completely when its members withdrew when the Second World War began.

A dark era in the city’s history was brought to an end by the brave citizens who took a stand against evil and promoted liberty.

http://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2018/7/8/new-york-city-in-the-1930s-and-how-hitlers-nazis-tried-to-gain-influence-there#.W9aJetFOmhA=

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2018, 12:54 AM

4. that's a great addition to this story.

Thanks.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2018, 10:51 AM

5. +1

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