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The Nazis: A Warning From History [2 Discs] [DVD]

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The Nazis: A Warning From History - Helped Into Power
In the aftermath of WWII, many have asked how an individual such as Hitler could come to lead a developed nation. Not only was he the undisputed head of state, but the general public in Germany lent him their support. In addition, Germans threw their loyalty behind the Gestapo and the concept of Nazis with few questions. The Nazis: Warning From History - Helped Into Power analyzes these attitudes and presents reasons for their ascent, including Hitler's charisma, propaganda, the Wall St. crash, and terms of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

The Nazis: A Warning From History - Road to Treblinka
This series of documentaries explores the reasons behind the rise of Nazi power, dispelling the myths that surrounded Hitler and his regime. The Nazis: Warning From History - Road to Treblinka scrutinizes the events that allowed concentration camps such as Treblinka to exist. The methodical extermination of Jews continued in Germany with no protests from Germans, who had been drilled to regard Jews and Russians as inferior beings. In 1941, the Nazis invaded Russia, which triggered a series of events that led to one of the worst crimes against humanity that has ever occurred. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

The Nazis: A Warning From History - Chaos and Consent
In this installment of s series of six programs, the Nazis are shown to be obsessed with order, as in their precision displays of marching storm troopers, yet they have only a semblance of actual order within their ranks. Their administration was filled with chaos and inefficiency. The Nazis: Warning From History - Chaos and Consent examines the climate that enabled the Nazis to achieve their leadership, and examines how the active support of the German nation propelled Hitler to power. Many believe that his tyrannical rule forced the Germans into submission, but these programs reveal otherwise. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

The Nazis: A Warning From History - Fighting to the End
The Nazis viewed both the Russians and the Jews to be inferior, and this hatred fueled their ability to keep fighting, despite heavy losses and depleted spirit. The Nazis: Warning From History - Fighting to the End offers a look at the continuing rise of Nazi leadership and how this affected the nation. Hitler enjoyed an awesome power over his subordinates, and was able to manipulate them to keep the Germans in the war. The program compares the Germans to the Italians, who did not remain loyal to their leader to the end, and provides possible reasons for the difference. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

The Nazis: A Warning From History - The Wild East
This six-part series explores the notion that Hitler was a tyrant who forced the Germans to comply with him. Untruths are revealed, and facts are separated from fiction in The Nazis: Warning From History - The Wild East. People thought that Nazi military leaders were dealing with armed force administration in Poland, but the actual occurrences were so horrific that eyewitnesses recoil when discussing their participation. The Nazi who orchestrated Polish policies was Arthur Greiser, and this program discusses his role in these events. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

The Nazis: A Warning From History - Wrong War
Hitler rooted heartily for the British in his favorite movie, Lives of a Bengal Lancer, wherein India fell under the power of the dominating Englishmen. When he found himself on the opposite side of Britain, which he admired, was he fighting the wrong war? The Nazis: Warning From History -- Wrong War provides some background to answer the question, and reveals that the Nazis tried early to persuade the English to join their cause. The program also explores the non-aggression agreement with Russia, and the militarization of Germany. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

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