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This short, produced at the end of WWII, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas live on in the German people. The world must stay ever vigilant, so that Germany cannot make war against the world again. We must not be duped by Germany, as we were in the past, to believe that it is a peace-loving nation. The USA must also be on guard against those in America who sympathized with Germany and preach race hatred and violence in this country. The film uses dramatized footage interspersed with historical footage and newsreels. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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29 December 1945 (USA)  »

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Hitler Lives?  »

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This film represents one of a small handful of American films which featured the word Hitler or Hitler's, and both referencing Adolf Hitler, in their titles and were ones made around the time of the Second World War. These World War II movies include Hitler's Children (1943); Hitler's Madman (1943) aka Hitler's Hangman; Hitler--Dead or Alive (1942); The Hitler Gang (1944) aka Hitler & co.; the documentary short, Hitler Lives (1945); The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943); Hitler's Women aka Women in Bondage (1943); the comic short, The Devil with Hitler (1942) and Hitler - Beast of Berlin (1939). See more »

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Proving that Germans are just plain evil!
8 March 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Considering that this film was made just after WWII, the virulence of this documentary isn't all that surprising. The folks who made this truly hated the German people and don't want the audience to forget that this nation is just plain evil!! The problem is that to do this, they must twist history to make their point--such as ridiculously claiming WWI was all Germany's fault and that Allied leaders apparently had nothing to do with it! You also are told that 'they' are ALL born liars, manipulators and underneath their nice exterior, they are ALL uncivilized monsters! Again, considering the millions that were butchered by the Nazis in WWII, this outright hatred isn't surprising--but it is pretty disturbing when seen today. Overall, a nasty little film that won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short! Had it simply stuck with the facts, it would have been a very potent film, but the tone and style of the film is very problematic.

"...the problem isn't the FEW but the MANY" and "...they ALL have the conquest disease"--need I say more?!


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