Boevoy Kinosbornik No. 9 (1942)

Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Diary of a Nazi consists of three separate Soviet documentary shorts, bundled together in feature-length form for American distribution. The first entry is "District No. 14", a study of the Nazi occupation of Poland. Next is "The Blue Cliff", a dramatization of a Czech woman's rescue from the Germans by the Russians. The last is "The Signal", a patriotic paean to civilian resistance. The English-language title of this compilation is derived from the notion that all three short stories were based on the notes found in the diary of a slain S.S. officer (if this is true, the officer had a surprisingly sympathetic viewpoint!)



war, capture, civilian, commando, conflict, courage, Czechoslovakia, driver, forces [military], Germany, invasion, massacre, mountains, Nazism, propaganda, resistance, road, Russia, soldier, truck