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The Nazis: A Warning from History 

An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.
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Series cast summary:
Samuel West ...  Self - Narrator 6 episodes, 1997
Adolf Buchner Adolf Buchner ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Jutta Rüdiger Jutta Rüdiger ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Günther Ruschin Günther Ruschin ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Danuta Grocholska Danuta Grocholska ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Mario Mondello Mario Mondello ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Herbert Richter Herbert Richter ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Karl Boehm-Tettelbach Karl Boehm-Tettelbach ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Charles Bleeker Kohlsaat Charles Bleeker Kohlsaat ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Christine Von Amsberg Christine Von Amsberg ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Fridolin Von Spaun Fridolin Von Spaun ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Ulrich de Maizière Ulrich de Maizière ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Wilhelm Gunsilius Wilhelm Gunsilius ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Eugene Leviné Eugene Leviné ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Wilhelm Moses Wilhelm Moses ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Emil Klein Emil Klein ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Romuald Pilaczynski Romuald Pilaczynski ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Viera Silkinaite Viera Silkinaite ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Irma Eigi Irma Eigi ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Walter Fernau Walter Fernau ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Walter Frentz Walter Frentz ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Bruno Hähnel Bruno Hähnel ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Anna Jeziorkowska Anna Jeziorkowska ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Riva Losanskaya Riva Losanskaya ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Wolfgang Teubert Wolfgang Teubert ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Hans von Herwarth Hans von Herwarth ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Franz Jagemann Franz Jagemann ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Otto Klimmer Otto Klimmer ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Alfonsas Navasinskas Alfonsas Navasinskas ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Alois Pfaller Alois Pfaller ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Juozas Gramauskas Juozas Gramauskas ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Stefan Kasprzyk Stefan Kasprzyk ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Henryk Skrzypinski Henryk Skrzypinski ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Johannes Zahn Johannes Zahn ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Fritz Arlt Fritz Arlt ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Josef Felder Josef Felder ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Petras Zelionka Petras Zelionka ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Estera Frenkiel Estera Frenkiel ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Jacques Leroy Jacques Leroy ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Wolf Falck Wolf Falck ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Eugen Zielke Eugen Zielke ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Maria Faulhaber Maria Faulhaber ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Erwin Massuthe Erwin Massuthe ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Waltraud Reski Waltraud Reski ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Alfons Schulz Alfons Schulz ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Samuel Willenberg Samuel Willenberg ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Rudi Bamber Rudi Bamber ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Gerda Bernhardt Gerda Bernhardt ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Uwe Bitzel Uwe Bitzel ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Herbert Döhring Herbert Döhring ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Robert Gellately Robert Gellately ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Walter Kammerling Walter Kammerling ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Ian Kershaw Ian Kershaw ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
J.A. Graf von Kielmannsegg J.A. Graf von Kielmannsegg ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Erna Kranz Erna Kranz ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Resi Kraus Resi Kraus ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Anna Krautwurmová Anna Krautwurmová ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Günter Lohse Günter Lohse ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Frank Roberts Frank Roberts ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Susie Seitz Susie Seitz ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Reinhard Spitzy Reinhard Spitzy ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Manfred Von Schröder Manfred Von Schröder ...  Self 6 episodes, 1997
Artur Axmann Artur Axmann ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Neville Chamberlain ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Galeazzo Ciano Galeazzo Ciano ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Édouard Daladier ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Hans Frank Hans Frank ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Joseph Goebbels ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Arthur Greiser Arthur Greiser ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1 episode, 1997
Hermann Göring ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Reinhard Heydrich ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Heinrich Himmler ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Adolf Hitler ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Emil Hácha Emil Hácha ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Wilhelm Keitel Wilhelm Keitel ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Benito Mussolini ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Otto Ernst Remer Otto Ernst Remer ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Albert Speer ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
Werner von Blomberg Werner von Blomberg ...  Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 6 episodes, 1997
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

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During the "Chaos and Consent" segment, the tune "Happy Days Are Here Again" which is associated with drinking (it was FDR's Prohibition-repeal campaign song) is played while showing Hitler raising a glass stein within a crowd of stein-holding pub visitors. The visuals, music, and certainly the narration imply that Hitler might have been a drinker, yet (as cited in non-fiction histories by William Shirer and by Albert Speer) he was a well-known alcohol-abstainer. See more »

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Narrator: A Hungarian woman in Hitler's entourage looked at the sky and then turned to speak to her Fuhrer.
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a great documentary
1 March 2006 | by carly-51See all my reviews

this is a compelling documentary on a very emotive subject, as a historian i found this documentary to be of great interest and full of accurate and important information. I would highly recommend reading "Auschwitz" and the updated version of "Nazis : A Warning from History" (due out 2nd March) by Laurence Rees who played a big part in the making of the documentary. One of the things i found the most interesting about this documentary was the fact the they used a lot of primary sources including, rare film footage, pictures and they spoke to a lot of people involved in the Nazis regime. It was very interesting to hear how they felt about what they did under Hitlers regime nearly 60 years later.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | French | Polish

Release Date:

8 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Natsit - historian synkkä varoitus See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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