Media item

Festive opening of a new German Oberschule

Week number 41-19

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


Opening in Heerlen of a "Deutsche Oberschule", a school for German children in the Netherlands. Uniformed boys and girls line up at the playground; in the background German soldiers and adults. Whilst the German national anthem plays the flag with swastika is hoisted; all the adults bring the Fascist salute. One of the soldiers gives a speech and hands the keys of the school to the principal. After that the civilian and militairy people leave the playground.

During World War II the newsreels by film producers Polygoon and Profilti were controlled by the German occupiers. Polygoon and Profilti had to work together with the German film rental office Tobis. From January 1, 1941 the newsreels were therefore called Tobis News. Until the fall of 1944 newsreels under this name were produced alternately by Polygoon and Profilti.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 May 1941


Original format:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision