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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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15 January 1943 (USA)  »

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

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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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