Der Marsch zum Führer
(The March to the Führer) is a Nazi propaganda
film released in 1940
. It depicts the nationwide march of Hitler Youth
(HJ) to Nuremberg
for the Nazi Party Rally
. Unlike the earlier Leni Riefenstahl
Nuremberg documentaries, it doesn't focus on the Party congress itself, or on Nazi leaders, who are not shown until the very end of the film. Instead, it follows HJ boys from various parts of Nazi Germany
beginning their journey, being taken in by helpful families on the way, and marching through cities in formation, saluting and waving the swastika banner.
The film is quite short compared to earlier Nuremberg films, only about 45 minutes.