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

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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: A young German couple has come to register the birth of their son.
Mother, Father: Heil Hitler.
Judge: Heil Hitler!
[the parents begin handing the Judge documents]
Narrator: Those documents are birth certificates, all the way to their great grandparents, proving, of course, that they are pure aryans. The mother wants to call her son Hans.
[the Judge gestures toward a list on the wall of non-German names]
Narrator: Here is the Verboten list. Mm-hm. Hans seems to be okay... for the time being. There's their hereditary passport, with spaces ...
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Featured in A Conversation with Joe Grant (2004) See more »

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Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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A dark and pretty disturbing short from of all studios, Disney.
2 January 2006 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

Simply put, this is perhaps the most effective political-propaganda short I've seen, particularly since it was made by Disney.

There is some of the good Disney comedy in there (a hilarious retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale, only this time to fit the Nazi teachings; and some *clever* re-paintings of Hitler and others), but overall it's a grim and depressing short. It subtly represents the true cruelty of the Nazi, how they treated their soldiers, and especially how they made the parents raise the children who were to become soldiers. It all comes to the inevitable, and again, frightening ending.

Highly recommended if you're curious about the Wartime shorts, or as an example if you are doing a report of Political Propaganda.

My rating: 10/10.


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