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The Nazis: A Warning from History 

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

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Goofs

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 See 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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