The Nazis: A Warning from History is a documentary I recently watched. It was released in 1998 and contains interviews from German and Jewish people who lived through Hitler’s domination of Germany. Some of the interviewers are from people who worked closely with Hitler, and a great deal of time is spent on the personal inner workings of the Nazi party and Hitler himself. The main topic of the film is to discover why the German people allowed a man such as Hitler to rise to power, and I think it does a comprehensive coverage of the question.
I felt this film was much better then any text book, at investigating this time in history and putting it in context with the then current inner workings of Europe. Much was covered that I had never been taught or even introduced to in basic World History class or AP European History. I also loved how they used actual old film from the time throughout the entire film, it really added to the understanding of what was happening and personally, I found the imagery to be quite moving and fasicnating. I recommend this movie, but be prepared because it is a 2 disc made for tv series that is about 5 hours long. I could not take it all in, in one night but regardless it is a great film.