Synopsis by Mark Deming
Adolf Hitler and the men who helped him engineer the Third Reich had a keen insight into the power of propaganda, and their embrace of it didn't stop with public rallies and political speeches. The influence of Nazi philosophy was introduced into all aspects of German culture, from popular music to movie musicals to animated cartoons. Hitler's Hit Parade is a disquieting documentary assembled from vintage German film clips, newsreels, home movies, and recordings which offer a look at German pop culture during the Nazi era, contrasted with images which present a more realistic view of the wake of World War II and the Nazi "final solution."
cartoons, film-clips, Germany, mass-media, musical [play], Nazism, newsreels, pop-culture, pop-music, propaganda, Third-Reich