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Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)

A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset.

Director:

Clyde Geronimi (uncredited)

Writer:

Gregor Ziemer (adapted from book)

Star:

Art Smith
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Art Smith ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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A Walt Disney wartime propaganda look into the mind of Hans, a boy born into a German family. Watch as his attitude about the value of human life degrades as he is exposed to Hitler Youth and other Nazi organizations and attitudes. Written by Brent Thomas <Bcthomas@io-online.com>

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Trivia

Along with Der Fuehrer's Face (1942) Disney once said that this film will never be released again in any format. However, both films have been released on a DVD set chronicling the studio's WWII films in 2004. See more »

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Narrator: One day, Hans became sick. His mother is praying that her son get well. She knows that the unfit are taken away by the state... and are never heard of again.
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Featured in The Disney Family Album: Milt Kahl (1984) See more »

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Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Simplistic but effective Disney propaganda
26 May 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

Short animation flick follows the early years of 'Hans', who has the bad luck of being born in Hitler Germany. He's brainwashed into becoming a nazi, and ultimately dies at the battlefield, as thousands of his fellow Germans did.

With first viewing you think Disney's thought on nazi-Germany (which is portrayed as a fat, ugly and gullible woman) is a bit too simplistic and one-dimensional, but in the end, when you think of it, it's more of a sad story about the young kid than one of hatred towards the nazi's.

The animations are amazing and the content (with what we know how) grim, dark and scary. Hard to rate this, but I'll give it a 7/10. Be sure to catch this if you can.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of One of Hitler's Children as Adapted from: Education for Death - The Making of the Nazi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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