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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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Someone at Warner Bros. discovered a rule that any film done by the army could be shown to the general public if the soundtrack was replaced by a new one. So the original narration was removed and replaced by a new one; contrary to popular belief, it was the short that won the Oscar, not Dr. Seuss (real name Theodore Geisel), who had written the script for the original short. See more »

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Bitterness motivated this movie.
10 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After years of war and deaths, feelings were strong against Germany and Japan. For most people, at that time, this film was not too graphic and it's likely children were not permitted to see it. Thousands and thousands of families lost sons and daughters in that war and the many refugees coming from Europe lived there to see these things first hand. Fear that the Germans would resort to a warlike stance again were well founded, like they say, you can't teach an old dog a new trick. In 1945 there still were many Nazi adherents in Germany and right here in the USA too, as there are even today. If there's fault in this presentation it is due to the profound bitterness generated by the atrocities witnessed by our fighting men. Especially notice, the curious fact, that with all those bodies shown, and the ovens too, none were identified as Jews.


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