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Nazis-the occult conspiracy is a documentary about how the Hitler and the
Nazis made use of occultism to win the war, and to remind the Germans that
they were the best humans on the planet, the master-race.
There are better documentaries around, but this is a solid documentary.
There are many rare pictures from Nazi-Germany to be seen here, and you get
to learn more about the religous beliefs of nazi-leaders like: Hitler,
Goebbles, Göring, Hess and Himmler. I can`t advice people enough to watch
documentaries about Nazi-Germany, because they show how crazy and evil
humans can be.
I honestly thought at first that the documentary must have exaggerated
the role that cult practices played in the Third Reich- it starts off
by claiming that the Nazis believed they were the descendants of
Atlantis, which left me smirking. But the film does a very good job of
tying the "Nazi religion" into the Nazi death camps, eugenics programs,
and propaganda. It does flag a bit when dealing with astrology near the
end, and I would have liked to have learned more about the
psychological effect of the realization that the "Master Race" had been
defeated. But much of the film is fascinating. It also includes clips
from films of Nazi rituals and events that are just jaw-dropping. They
make the Nazi party look like the biggest cult of the twentieth
century- which, according to the film, it pretty much was.
One point that I would have liked the film to have clarified is that Otto Rahn's death is believed to have been a suicide. Rahn had been assigned to a year of guard duty at Dachau and afterward seems to have been disturbed at the realization of what his nation had become.
Other than that, this is an excellent film- disturbing without being exploitative, and full of details but rarely boring.
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