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Television Under the Swastika (1999)

Das Fernsehen unter dem Hakenkreuz (original title)

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A history of Nazi television programming and technology, from 1935 to 1944.





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Credited cast:
Eugen Hadamovsky ...
Himself - Reich Broadcasting Director, Accompanies Goebbels (archive footage)
Adolf Heuser ...
Himself - Boxes Schmeling (archive footage)
Kurt Hinzmann ...
Himself - Former Production Supervisor
Joseph Hoppe ...
Himself - Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin: German Museum of Technology, Berlin
Fritz Janek ...
Himself - TV Reporter, with Ley (archive footage) (unconfirmed)
Santiago Lovell ...
Himself - Argentine Boxer (archive footage)
Heinz Riek ...
Himself - Former TV Reporter
Hans-Gunter Voigt ...
Himself - Bundesfilmarchiv: German Federal Film Archives


A history of Nazi television programming and technology, from 1935 to 1944.

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This is more funny than you`d think a documentary could be
1 September 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

"Das Fernsehen unter dem Hakenkreuz" ("TV under the swastika") is a documentary about the TV in Nazi-Germany from 1935 to 1944. The entertainment-programs broadcasted in Nazi-Germany are today unvoluntarily funny stuff. The Nazi-leaders didn`t really care much about the TV before the war, but they saw that they could entertain the soldiers with TV during the war. This is directed by the man who brought us "Das dritte Reich in Farbe", but I didn`t think that this was as good as his previous documentary, but then this is a totally different documentary. If you`re interested in the history of television, I would recommend this, because the it shows us how the Germans came up with new technology in the television-department before the Americans and what one of the most brutal dictatorships in history did with it.

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