The Nazis: A Warning from History (TV Mini Series 1997)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Documentary, History, War

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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.


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16 April 2003 | tgtround
| A VERY Important Documentary
I've just seen this series again for about the third time, and its importance cannot be under-estimated. At a time when German diplomats have begun to accuse the British of being obsessed with the war, the BBC decided to record as many unrepentant old Nazis as could be found and persuaded to talk. As in Shoah, they are gladly given enough rope to hang themselves.

The importance of this isn't so much the story, because much of it is known, but the nuance that comes from the interviews and specific new information which has only come to light in the last decade. This proves, amongst other things that Adolf Hitler did not want war with Britain and he did know about the final solution.

The repression of the Nazi Party's organisation against the Germans themselves is also highlighted, and this is very rarely covered.

Highly commended.

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Release Date:

8 February 1998


English, German, French, Polish

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Filming Locations

Prague, Czech Republic

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