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Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)

A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset

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A Walt Disney wartime propaganda look into the mind of Hans, a boy born into a German family. Watch as his attitude about the value of human life degrades as he is exposed to Hitler Youth and other Nazi organizations and attitudes. Written by Brent Thomas <Bcthomas@io-online.com>

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15 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Story of One of Hitler's Children as Adapted from: Education for Death - The Making of the Nazi  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Along with Der Fuehrer's Face (1942) Disney once said that this film will never be released again in any format. However, both films have been released on a DVD set chronicling the studio's WWII films in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: One day, Hans became sick. His mother is praying that her son get well. She knows that the unfit are taken away by the state... and are never heard of again.
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Featured in The Disney Family Album: Milt Kahl (1984) See more »

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Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Stark, grim and the most deathly serious animated short I've ever seen from a U.S. studio

Forget anything you may have come to expect from Disney if and when you see this short. There is nothing cute here. The animation is excellent, is very grim and stark and very chilling. It is the most deathly serious animated short I have seen produced by a studio based in the United States. The only one I've ever seen that may match it is Balance, a German short made almost fifty years later. Education For Death is a short you won't easily forget once you've seen it and it's a shame that The Mouse hasn't seen fit to release it on a DVD along with things like Victory Through Air Power, Der Fuehrer's Face, Reason and Emotion, New Spirit and other works Disney made as a part of the war effort during World War II. An excellent production that deserves to be in print and seen. Most highly recommended.


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