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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31 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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."

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