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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Mini-Series 2003) Poster

(2003 TV Mini-Series)

Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

In the Belgium, July, 1918 segment, you can see the actors' breath as well as snow on the ground.
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Anachronisms 

The flag with the swastika in a white circle on a field of red was not in use in the early days. The emblem combining the swastika with the German eagle seen on a lectern was not used until the Nazis were in power.
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During the segment set in "July 1918" the Lieutenant informs Adolf Hitler that the unit is to be redeployed to the Eastern Front. Russia had already signed a peace treaty with Germany on 3/3/1918 so by this point in the war there was no longer any "Eastern Front".
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When Ernst Hanfstaengl listens to Adolf Hitler speak the first time you can briefly see a Swastika flag behind Hitler in one shot. It is not until later that Hitler comes up with the swastika symbol and introduces it at Hanfstaengl's dinner party.
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'Ernst Rohm' is shown as early as 1931 wearing his special "Stabschef" insignia (a wreathed General's star) when in fact this insignia did not exist until after Adolf Hitler had become Chancellor in 1933.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

An officer says, "There is an armed group heading toward the barracks." However, the sound and his lip movement is not in sync.
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Character error 

While Adolf Hitler hands out leaflets in 1919, a newspaper is shown titled "Kommunistische Simme" - the correct German title would have been "Kommunistische Stimme" (Communist Voice).
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Continuity 

During the Beer Hall Putsch, Ernst Hanfstaengl is walking next to Adolf Hitler on the way to the War Ministry. In the next shot he is running away from the mob. How did he get to the back of the mob at the pace he was walking?
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When Adolf Hitler is speaking to Fritz and putting forward the suggestion to write for his party he is eating a small cake. When he first picks it up he takes one small bite, when the cake is seen again there is very little left.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the second part when Geli Raubal (Adolf Hitler)'s niece is about to take a bike ride (before she asked "Why don't you go to the city to see them?"), you can see crew members behind the car for about 10 seconds.
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When the maid comes down the stairs reading from the newspaper, Helene Hanfstaengl approaches her and starts a discussion about the article. When Helene leaves the room, there is a tape mark on the floor where she stood.
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Factual errors 

Adolf Hitler would never have spit like he did in the movie during speeches at the Muenchen Bierstubl. Despite his atrocities, Hitler was known to have excellent manners and would never have talked and spit up food, as he does during the interview with Fritz Gelich.
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Adolf Hitler's father did not die at home - he died at a beer hall.
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Nearly every imitated newspaper shown in the movie reveals wrong usage of the German distinction between the letters "long s" and "short s".
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There is an assortment of minor factual errors (wrong medals or medal ribbons displayed on uniforms, anachronistic architectural features, etc).
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German officers never wore campaign or decoration ribbons on their tunics in the style of the Brtitish and American military.
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Rohm is present at the Bamberg Conference in 1926. However, 'Ernst Rohm' was in Bolivia from 1923 to 1930.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Mrs. Hanfstaengl argues with the housemaid, a yellow position marker is visible on the floor.
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