An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.
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Series cast summary:
Fritz Arlt ...
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Rudi Bamber ...
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Gerda Bernhardt ...
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Uwe Bitzel ...
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Karl Boehm-Tettelbach ...
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Adolf Buchner ...
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Ulrich de Maizière ...
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Herbert Döhring ...
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Irma Eigi ...
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Wolf Falck ...
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Maria Faulhaber ...
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Josef Felder ...
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Walter Fernau ...
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Estera Frenkiel ...
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Walter Frentz ...
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Robert Gellately ...
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Juozas Gramauskas ...
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Danuta Grocholska ...
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Wilhelm Gunsilius ...
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Bruno Hähnel ...
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Franz Jagemann ...
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Anna Jeziorkowska ...
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Walter Kammerling ...
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Stefan Kasprzyk ...
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Ian Kershaw ...
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J.A. Graf von Kielmannsegg ...
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Emil Klein ...
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Otto Klimmer ...
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Charles Bleeker Kohlsaat ...
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Erna Kranz ...
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Resi Kraus ...
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Anna Krautwurmová ...
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Jacques Leroy ...
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Eugene Leviné ...
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Günter Lohse ...
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Riva Losanskaya ...
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Erwin Massuthe ...
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Mario Mondello ...
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Wilhelm Moses ...
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Alfonsas Navasinskas ...
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Alois Pfaller ...
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Romuald Pilaczynski ...
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Waltraud Reski ...
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Herbert Richter ...
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Frank Roberts ...
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Günther Ruschin ...
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Jutta Rüdiger ...
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Alfons Schulz ...
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Susie Seitz ...
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Viera Silkinaite ...
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Henryk Skrzypinski ...
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Reinhard Spitzy ...
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Wolfgang Teubert ...
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Christine Von Amsberg ...
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Hans von Herwarth ...
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Manfred Von Schröder ...
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Fridolin Von Spaun ...
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Samuel Willenberg ...
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Johannes Zahn ...
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Petras Zelionka ...
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Eugen Zielke ...
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.

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During the "Chaos and Consent" segment, the tune "Happy Days Are Here Again" which is associated with drinking (it was FDR's Prohibition-repeal campaign song) is played while showing Hitler raising a glass stein within a crowd of stein-holding pub visitors. The visuals, music, and certainly the narration imply that Hitler might have been a drinker, yet (as cited in non-fiction histories by William Shirer and by Albert Speer) he was a well-known alcohol-abstainer. See more »

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Narrator: At the same moment as the pact was being signed in Moscow, Hitler stood with his guests on the terrace of the Berghof and stared at the sky.
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A VERY Important Documentary
16 April 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this series again for about the third time, and its importance cannot be under-estimated. At a time when German diplomats have begun to accuse the British of being obsessed with the war, the BBC decided to record as many unrepentant old Nazis as could be found and persuaded to talk. As in Shoah, they are gladly given enough rope to hang themselves.

The importance of this isn't so much the story, because much of it is known, but the nuance that comes from the interviews and specific new information which has only come to light in the last decade. This proves, amongst other things that Adolf Hitler did not want war with Britain and he did know about the final solution.

The repression of the Nazi Party's organisation against the Germans themselves is also highlighted, and this is very rarely covered.

Highly commended.


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