A six-part series that originally aired on British television, THE NAZIS: A WARNING FROM HISTORY is a chilling reminder of one of the darkest chapters in human history. Looking at how the Nazi's came to power, Laurence Rees offers valuable insight into how the German public were swayed by the powerful words and actions of Adolf Hitler and his party, leading to the election of a terrifying regime that tormented the world, and ultimately lead to the events of World War II. People who lived through the regime offer their thoughts on camera, while some vintage footage helps flesh out Rees's theories. An absorbing, moving, and sometimes harrowing portrayal of the events that lead to Hitler's inexorable rise, this is a thoughtful overview of the Nazi rule that terrified the world.
Description by Warner Home Video:
How could a political party as fundamentally evil and overtly racist as the Nazis come to power' This remains one of the most enigmatic questions of the last century. Acclaimed historian Laurence Rees examines what led a cultured nation at the heart of Europe to commit the atrocities it did. In so doing, he exposes popular myths and encourages understanding of the real forces that led to one of the darkest chapters in modern history. Was it simply the hypnotic power of Hitler's rhetoric' Did the Gestapo really impose themselves by terror on an unwilling population' Through interviews with witnesses and perpetrators, along with archive film and records, this six-part series unveils a more chilling reality.
Nazi Germany |
World War II |