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British Paramount News No. 251

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British Paramount News No. 251

We Protest: 80,000 descend on Hyde Park to demonstrate against Hitler’s antisemitism

1933 2 mins

Overview

In 1933, the full horror of Nazi Germany’s anti-Jewish policies lay ahead but Britain’s Jewish community was acutely alert to the persecution already occurring and the yet greater dangers it presented. British Paramount News had cameras present and they capture a wonderful array of shots, from several well planned angles, of the speakers and the crowds – many of them East Enders who had walked from their homes to be present for this show of solidarity with Jews in Germany.

The copy in the BFI National Archive is mute, that is, missing the soundtrack with which it was released originally.