Edith Han was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced Edith and her mother into a Jewish ghetto. Edith was taken away to a labor camp, and when she returned ... See full summary »
Edith Hahn Beer,
This film traces the story of the German-Jewish Auerbach family of oppingen, Germany from 1933 through 1945. The film begins with home movies in the 1930s and follows Inge Auerbach from her... See full summary »
By mid-1940, Hitler had conquered all of Northern Europe and now Britain was under seige by air and U-boat; something had to be done or defeat was inevitable. Winston Churchill established ... See full summary »
In 1945, an international court of judges from the U.S., England, France and the Soviet Union tried 22 top Nazi leaders, including Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess. The defendants were ... See full summary »
In Volume 4, No. 6, The March of Time producers released their first single-subject issue, a journalistic exposition of the Nazi reign in 1938 Germany, with newsreel cuts of Adolf Hitler, ... See full summary »
William E. Dodd,
In a feature length survey of Nazism in the USA, we trace the history from the fairly benign organizations that gave structure to newly arrived German immigrants to today's neo-Nazis who breech the borderline of free-speech by using radical action to force their agenda of Aryan Purity. Written by
Sixty Year Old Woman:
I hate jews and I hate niggers and I want to live in my own white neighborhood by myself. And I don't care how much money a nigger makes - he can make,, mot I just don't want to live by them.
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This is a fascinating story about the history of Nazism in the United States, from the 1930s through the early 2000s. There is excellent archival footage here, and lots of interviews.
The most rewarding part of the documentary is the first half, which focuses on the 1930s and 1940s. This documentary is also the first I've seen that discusses the American Nazi movement during the war. It is also the only one I've seen that discusses German and Italian internment during World War II.
I have two criticisms. The first is that the documentary should be a half-hour longer. Near the end, several Nazi movements and acts are condensed. These warranted more attention. I understand that two hours is pretty much the upper limit for a television program, but there's so much more to be said about the late 1990s and early 2000s! The release date is 2000, but at one point, the announcer says that one of the interviewees died in 2004. Confusing.
The second criticism is that the documentary painfully points out during almost every story that American freedoms allow Nazis to exist. Okay, we've got it! It felt like an afterthought, like a higher-up said the documentary threatened to make America look bad.
It's a captivating chapter of American history and identity. If you can catch this on the History Channel, it's worth your time.
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