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Swastika (1974)

Not Rated | | Documentary , War | September 1974 (USA)
The Nazification of Germany from 1933 to 1945 told through a compilation of Nazi footage, newsreels, propaganda films and Eva Braun's home movies.

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Philippe Mora
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eva Braun ... Herself (archive footage)
Galeazzo Ciano Galeazzo Ciano ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Einstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Hermann Göring ... Himself (archive footage)
Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage)
Jesse Owens ... Himself (archive footage)
Joachim von Ribbentrop Joachim von Ribbentrop ... Himself (archive footage)
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The Nazification of Germany from 1933 to 1945 told through a compilation of Nazi footage, newsreels, propaganda films and Eva Braun's home movies.

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nazi | independent film | See All (2) »

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Documentary | War

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Official Sites:

Kino Lorber [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hagekorset See more »

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Visual Programme Systems See more »
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Mono
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When the film opened in Paris, a stolen print from a cinema screening of the film was found strewn before a monument to victims of Nazis in a local cemetery. A bomb was also found in a cinema showing it, but it failed to go off. The incidents were attributed to an anti-fascist group. See more »

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Unbelievable documentary on the banality of evil
1 June 2003 | by RandallBSee all my reviews

This feature length documentary will knock your socks off ... if you're ever lucky enough to see it. If you have ever wondered how Hitler and his thugs wooed the Germans? Philippe Mora has assembled an incredible body of film footage here and let the material tell the story ... there is no narration, something Philippe does particularly well (see his next doco, BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME). He was even able to find Eva Braun's home movies of Hitler, mostly taken at Obersalzburg, and with the help of German lipreaders, bring them to life. Students of history will find it particularly enlightening. It is also horrifying. Most people didn't think Hitler was at all bad. Famous reporter Dick Brinkly singing the praises of Hitler in the mid 30s must be embarrassing. See it if you can. Pray it comes out on DVD one day.


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