Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This documentary is part two of a three-part series on Hitler's twelve years in power in Germany, from 1933 to 1945. Germany at the beginning of the 1930's was a nation struggling with the same economic depression that gripped the world. Gaining popular support through his economic programs under the National Socialism, or Nazi, ideology, Adolf Hitler soon imposed upon the German people his master plan to elevate the Aryan nation to world rulership. This segment deals with the reactions and adaptations of the German people to what lay ahead, as Hitler mobilized the nation against Europe. The film offers an interesting insight into how the German people processed their participation in the massive war effort, the carnage and shame of German aggression, and their ultimate invasion and defeat.
dictator, Germany, master-race, Nazism, political-power, Socialism, Third-Reich