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Hitler's Search for the Holy Grail 

The worldwide Nazi search for archaeological and historical support for their beliefs in the Aryan (German) master race.

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Colin Renfrew ...
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Florrie Rost van Tonningen ...
Herself - Widow of Senior SS Officer (as Florentine Rost van Tonningen)
Wulff Brebeck ...
Himself - Director of Wewelsburg Museum
Gabriele Winkler ...
Herself - Member of Himmler's Personal Staff
Henning Hassmann ...
Himself - Archaeological Institute, Dresden
Paul Wunderlich ...
Himself - Ex-Fireman, Quedlinburg
Stuart Russell ...
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The worldwide Nazi search for archaeological and historical support for their beliefs in the Aryan (German) master race.

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There's a longer, more comprehensive version
7 September 2006 | by (SF, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

The version shown by Channel 4 in the UK is quite a bit longer (77 minutes) than the version described here which, it seems, was the badly edited version shown on a number of PBS stations in the US.

Missing from the shortened version are a number of effects that lend gravity to the events but also - and more crucially - are a number of pen pictures that portray a flicker of humanity in some of those featured.

See the original version and you will notice methodology, delivery and continuity are excellent. A one stop shop on a set of warped individuals from the top to the bottom.


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