I'm currently going through Richard J. Evans's Third Reich trilogy and wonder what use he would have made with this amazing historical relic discovered after six decades. I myself believed that television only came into its own over a decade after its use here in Germany. To see the evolution of Hitler's state filmed for the small screen gives it an intimacy that is remarkable for its at times unscripted demeanour. I was struck particularly for example by Hitler being presented in Nuremberg with a bouquet of flowers from a little girl; completely unlike the way the scene would have been presented on the large screen after extensive editing by Riefenstahl. TV anchorwomen greet their tiny audiences with "Heil Hitler" and the programmes offered are particularly eclectic. One of the most striking documentaries about the regime I have seen since "Hitler's Private World." www.tracesofevil.blogspot.com
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