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The Nazis [videorecording DVD] : a warning from history
Publication Information:
London : BBC, ©2004.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (289 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Broadcast on BBC2 in 6 parts, 10 September to 15 October 1997.
Contents:
1. Helped into power [How the Nazi party was born, how it grew in support in the late twenties and how Hitler became Chancellor in 1933]. -- 2. The Nazi rule of Germany [Displays of military prowess fostered the image of a society based on order and discipline, but archive film and interviews reveal an administration characterised by disorder and chaos -emanating from Hitler himself]. -- 3. The wrong war [Hitler was an Anglophile who admired British rule of India and hoped to incorporate Russia into his Third Reich. In 1935 he signed a naval pact with Britain, but four years later he was at war with her]. -- 4. The wild east [The Nazi reign of terror in Poland, resulting in the extermination of almost 20% of the population, was characterised by upheaval, chaos, petty bickering and sheer lust for blood]. -- 5. The road to Treblinka [The invasion of Russia in June 1941 and how it became a catalyst for radical change in Nazi policy against Jews]. -- 6. Fighting to the end [After German forces suffered defeat at the battle of Stalingrad the nation's people experienced ongoing disaster. Why, when all seemed lost, did the Nazis fight on?] -- [Notes from Radio Times].
Abstract:
This television programme "exposes the popular myths surrounding the rise and fall of the Third Reich. The series explores how the Nazis came to power, how they ruled, how they treated their occupied territoies and, above all, how a cultured nation could be responsible for such acts of inhumanity. Through compelling interviews, archive film and records, the series paints an astonishing and often unpalatable picture of Nazi Rule."--Container.
Reading Level:
UK cert. PG.

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