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14 December 2010 (USA) See more »
THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there... See more »
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 (Series Cast [12])
Tony Call ... Narrator (1 episode, 2010)

Dan Bittner ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)

Geoffrey Cantor ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Eliza Foss ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Adam Grupper ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)

James Lurie ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Beth McDonald ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Christina Neilsen ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Jason Schulmann ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Hannah Smith ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Rich Topol ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Suzanne Toren ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)

Series Directed by
Seth Skundrick (2 episodes, 2010)

Nicole Rittenmeyer (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Nicole Rittenmeyer (1 episode, 2010)

Series Produced by
Russell McCarroll .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Stiller .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Original Music by
Brendon Anderegg (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Seth Skundrick (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Production Management
Chris Avila Hübschmann .... production manager (1 episode, 2010)
Valerie Smaltini .... production manager (1 episode, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Brendon Anderegg .... sound designer (2 episodes, 2010)
Damon Trotta .... sound designer (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
Jacob Condon .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Music Department
Brendon Anderegg .... composer: original music (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Other crew
Verena Aurbek .... research coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Kristen Burns .... programming coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Randall Bytwerk .... research coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Anne Hazlett .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Joanna Palmer .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
William Rauscher .... research coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Thanks
Jonathan Desir .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2010)
Elizabeth Tyson .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2010)

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USA:180 min
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22 out of 116 people found the following review useful.
Rare footage, other than that..., 12 March 2012
Author: yiapap from Greece

I'm sorry but I can't accept that this is one of the best documentaries about the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Grant you, its focus on rare footage and home videos made by Germans during the era is a large plus.

Unfortunately, the first part of the story leaves so many points out that it is insulting to the Germans. I have no sympathy towards the Nazis, in fact I lost my grandfather during the occupation of Greece but the documentary is missing many points. For example there is no mention whatsoever about the fall of unemployment after Hitler took power. No mention of the support he got from the industrialists. About the massive state investments in infrastructure. About the rebuilding of the economy. It is as if the majority of Germans, at least those not persecuted, were suddenly enchanted by parades and flag waving and became supporters of the regime. There is no mention of the remilitarisation of the Rhineland one of Hitler's first diplomatic victories. There's only as brief mention of how the Annexation of Austria came to be, again as if Germans woke up one morning to find Vienna listed as a German city.

The second part(The Fall) is much more balanced and I have no serious complaints about it.

I would also prefer if the documentary was more balanced towards the victims of the Second World War. True, the Holocaust is the Nazis' largest crime against humanity. But it is extensively covered throughout the documentary while other crimes such as the brutal murdering of civilians in the USSR, in Poland and in most occupied countries or the slave labourers are mentioned for brief seconds or not at all.

Lastly, I too found the start/end fake frames of the footage overused and that some of the videos were uninteresting (toddlers walking/falling/playing). All in all not bad, but not one of the classics.

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