History UsefulNotes / NaziGermany

2nd Nov '16 5:13:38 PM Saveelich
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* ''Film/LaHabanera'', 1937 -- Directed by Douglas Sirk before Sirk emigrated to Hollywood

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* ''Film/LaHabanera'', 1937 -- Directed by Douglas Sirk Hans Detlef Sierck before Sirk he emigrated to HollywoodHollywood and took the name "Douglas Sirk".
2nd Nov '16 5:11:02 PM Saveelich
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* ''Kolberg'', 1945 -- A film about the heroic resistance of the Pomeranian city of Kolberg during Useful/TheNapoleonicWars. The most expensive picture to be produced during the Third Reich era, it saw a ''very limited'' release in early 1945 due to Germany being invaded and roads being under constant Allied air attacks. Out of some sort of delusion, Joseph Goebbels thought the film would inspire the German people into resisting till the very end to the Allies.

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* ''Kolberg'', 1945 -- A film about the heroic resistance of the Pomeranian city of Kolberg during Useful/TheNapoleonicWars. The most expensive picture to be produced during the Third Reich era, it saw a ''very limited'' release in early 1945 due to Germany being invaded and roads being under constant Allied air attacks. Out of some sort of delusion, Somehow, Joseph Goebbels thought was persuaded that the film would inspire the German people into resisting till the very end to the Allies.
Allies and Soviets. It didn't work, of course.



* ''Der Störenfried'' (''The Troublemaker''), 1940 - A [[WartimeCartoon war propaganda cartoon]].

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* ''Der Störenfried'' (''The Troublemaker''), 1940 - -- A [[WartimeCartoon war propaganda cartoon]].
2nd Nov '16 5:05:24 PM Saveelich
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* ''Olympia'' (1938): Riefenstahl's second most well-known propaganda film, chronicling the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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* ''Olympia'' (1938): ''Olympia'', 1938 -- Leni Riefenstahl's second most well-known propaganda film, chronicling the 1936 Berlin Olympics.



* The animated short films of Hans Fischerkoesen.
** ''WesternAnimation/DerSchneemann'' (The Snowman)
** ''WesternAnimation/VerwitterteMelodie'' (Weather-Beaten Melody)
* ''WesternAnimation/ArmerHansi'' (Poor Hansi)

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* ''Der Störenfried'' (''The Troublemaker''), 1940 - A [[WartimeCartoon war propaganda cartoon]].
* The animated short films of Hans Fischerkoesen.
** ''WesternAnimation/DerSchneemann'' (The Snowman)
Fischerkoesen:
** ''WesternAnimation/VerwitterteMelodie'' (Weather-Beaten Melody)
(''Weather-Beaten Melody''), 1943
** ''WesternAnimation/DerSchneemann'' (''The Snowman''), 1944
* ''WesternAnimation/ArmerHansi'' (Poor Hansi)(''Poor Hansi''), 1943
2nd Nov '16 4:57:26 PM Saveelich
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!!Works created in the Nazi era:

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!!Works !Works created in the Nazi era:




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* ''Kolberg'', 1945 -- A film about the heroic resistance of the Pomeranian city of Kolberg during Useful/TheNapoleonicWars. The most expensive picture to be produced during the Third Reich era, it saw a ''very limited'' release in early 1945 due to Germany being invaded and roads being under constant Allied air attacks. Out of some sort of delusion, Joseph Goebbels thought the film would inspire the German people into resisting till the very end to the Allies.
2nd Nov '16 4:51:31 PM Saveelich
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* ''Film/DieFeuerzangenbowle'' (''The Punch Bowl), 1944

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* ''Film/DieFeuerzangenbowle'' (''The Punch Bowl), Bowl''), 1944
2nd Nov '16 4:47:28 PM Saveelich
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* ''Film/DieFeuerzangenbowle'' (1944)
* ''Film/LaHabanera'' (1937): Directed by Douglas Sirk before Sirk emigrated to Hollywood
* ''Film/{{Munchhausen}}'' (1943): An adaptation of the Munchausen folk tales

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* ''Film/DieFeuerzangenbowle'' (1944)
''Film/TheTestamentOfDrMabuse'', 1933) -- Creator/FritzLang's last film in Germany, completed two months after the Nazis seized power. Banned in Germany by the Nazis and not screened there until 1961.
* ''Film/LaHabanera'' (1937): ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'', 1934 -- Leni Riefenstahl's infamous 1934 propaganda film. It notably inspired Creator/GeorgeLucas stole the last scene of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''.
* ''Film/LaHabanera'', 1937 --
Directed by Douglas Sirk before Sirk emigrated to Hollywood
* ''Film/{{Munchhausen}}'' (1943): An adaptation of the Munchausen folk tales
Hollywood



* ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' (1934): Leni Riefenstahl's infamous 1934 propaganda film. Creator/GeorgeLucas stole the last scene of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' from this movie.
* ''Film/TheTestamentOfDrMabuse'' (1933): Creator/FritzLang's last film in Germany, completed two months after the Nazis seized power. Banned in Germany by the Nazis and not screened there until 1961.
* ''[[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Titanic]]'' (1943): First feature film about the disaster, made as anti-British propaganda. Surprisingly influential on later portrayals of the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic.

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* ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' (1934): Leni Riefenstahl's infamous 1934 propaganda film. Creator/GeorgeLucas stole the last scene of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' from this movie.
* ''Film/TheTestamentOfDrMabuse'' (1933): Creator/FritzLang's last film in Germany, completed two months after the Nazis seized power. Banned in Germany by the Nazis and not screened there until 1961.
* ''[[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Titanic]]'' (1943):
''Film/{{Titanic|1943}}'', 1943: First feature film about the disaster, made as anti-British propaganda. Surprisingly influential on later portrayals of the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic.
* ''Film/{{Munchhausen}}'', 1943 -- An adaptation of the Munchausen folk tales
* ''Film/DieFeuerzangenbowle'' (''The Punch Bowl), 1944
26th Oct '16 5:28:23 AM Saveelich
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Note: German cinema, art, literature, and creative works of all stripes took a nosedive in quality during the Nazi era, as creative types fled Germany in great numbers, and many of those who didn't flee were imprisoned or killed.
26th Oct '16 3:26:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* While homosexuality and interracial relationships were strictly outlawed, the attitude towards straight sex between "Aryans" was quite liberal in the Third Reich, and Aryans were encouraged to have lots of sex and have many children, within marriages or not. Women received welfare from the state to support them if needed, or in rare cases, the children were seized by the SS and raised by them if proven to be genetically Aryan (the "Lebensborn" project). Nude bathing was legalized in 1942. This may have been less about liberated morals (they did ban contraception and abortion for Aryans, except in cases of euthanasia) and more about filling the vast swaths of eastern Europe the Nazis intended to capture and depopulate. The Nazis preached "Aryan" fertility and their idea of the woman's place leaned heavily towards "[[StayInTheKitchen barefoot and pregnant.]]"

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* While homosexuality and interracial relationships were strictly outlawed, the attitude towards straight sex between "Aryans" was quite liberal in the Third Reich, and Aryans were encouraged to have lots of sex and have many children, within marriages or not. Women received welfare from the state to support them if needed, or in rare cases, the children were seized by the SS and raised by them if proven to be genetically Aryan (the "Lebensborn" project). Nude bathing was legalized in 1942. This may have been less about liberated morals (they did ban contraception and abortion for Aryans, except in cases of euthanasia) and more about filling the vast swaths of eastern Europe the Nazis intended to capture and depopulate.depopulate (in fact, German population growth had been declining in the Interbellum). The Nazis preached "Aryan" fertility and their idea of the woman's place leaned heavily towards "[[StayInTheKitchen barefoot and pregnant.]]"
22nd Oct '16 10:40:44 AM SinDustries
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If you want to read more about the regime, the most acclaimed modern comprehensive survey of its era is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Reich_Trilogy The Third Reich Trilogy]]'' by Richard J. Evans which includes the books, ''The Coming of the Third Reich'', ''The Third Reich in Power'' and ''The Third Reich at War'', which are also available in audiobook at Audible.com. Other recommended books are the ''Hitler'' duology by Ian Kershaw, ''Hitler: A Study in Tyranny'' by Alan Bullock, ''The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'' by William L. Shirer (who was Creator/CBS's radio correspondent until 1941)[[note]]Though slightly dated now, was at the time so successful that it actually got him off Joe [=McCarthy's=] blacklist through sheer force of sales.[[/note]], ''The Third Reich: A New History'' by Michael Burleigh, and ''The Hitler State'' by Martin Broszat. Albert Speer's memoir ''Inside the Third Reich'' is a fascinating view from someone with an inside perspective on Hitler and the upper echelons of Nazidom, but it should be read ''after'' you read some of the more reputable books, as Speer (understandably but not really excusably) whitewashes most of the worst Nazi atrocities, particularly as regards his own role in them (he pleads ignorance; in reality, he at the very least [[PlausibleDeniability knew enough to understand what questions he should avoid asking]]).

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If you want to read more about the regime, the most acclaimed modern comprehensive survey of its era is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Reich_Trilogy The Third Reich Trilogy]]'' by Richard J. Evans which includes the books, ''The Coming of the Third Reich'', ''The Third Reich in Power'' and ''The Third Reich at War'', which are also available in audiobook at Audible.com. Other recommended books are the ''Hitler'' duology by Ian Kershaw, ''Hitler: A Study in Tyranny'' by Alan Bullock, ''The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'' by William L. Shirer (who was Creator/CBS's a radio correspondent for CBS until 1941)[[note]]Though slightly dated now, was at the time so successful that it actually got him off Joe [=McCarthy's=] blacklist through sheer force of sales.[[/note]], ''The Third Reich: A New History'' by Michael Burleigh, and ''The Hitler State'' by Martin Broszat. Albert Speer's memoir ''Inside the Third Reich'' is a fascinating view from someone with an inside perspective on Hitler and the upper echelons of Nazidom, but it should be read ''after'' you read some of the more reputable books, as Speer (understandably but not really excusably) whitewashes most of the worst Nazi atrocities, particularly as regards his own role in them (he pleads ignorance; in reality, he at the very least [[PlausibleDeniability knew enough to understand what questions he should avoid asking]]).
22nd Oct '16 10:25:08 AM SinDustries
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** The first period, roughly from 1932, before Hitler assumed Chancellorship, to late 1939, had leaned less on the "Nazi" side and more on the "racist anti-socialist militaristic nationalist" side. The military had been dominated by the anti-socialist and militaristic Prussian senior military class, the stuffy and conservative Weimar Republic civilian bureaucracy held sway over most day to day running of the administration, the cultural system grunted and groaned under the Nazi purges, yet the way of thinking and ordinary life of most people changed only very gradually and subtly. There were massive [=NSDAP=] rallies, public construction projects, industrial development and some things which were aimed to gain popular support like film, public television, paid vacations for the working class and so on. The early campaigns of the war were more or less classic military conquests. All things which were unpleasant enough and soiled with blood, like extermination of the mentally ill, sterilization, mass murder by the Einsatzgruppen (SS death squads), happened somewhere far away from the eyes of the general population. Death camps were not built yet. Battlefield troops were the old drilled regiments raised under the eye of Prussian generals. The Waffen-SS existed just under the guise of a few units armed with leftovers from the arsenals. Official ideology was Germanic, racist, anti-Semitic and nationalist.

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** The first period, roughly from 1932, before Hitler assumed Chancellorship, to late 1939, had leaned less on the "Nazi" side and more on the "racist anti-socialist militaristic nationalist" side. The military had been dominated by the anti-socialist and militaristic Prussian senior military class, the stuffy and conservative Weimar Republic civilian bureaucracy held sway over most day to day running of the administration, the cultural system grunted and groaned under the Nazi purges, yet the way of thinking and ordinary life of most people changed only very gradually and subtly. There were massive [=NSDAP=] rallies, public construction projects, industrial development and some things which that were aimed meant to gain popular support like film, public television, paid vacations for the working class and so on. The early campaigns of the war were more or less classic military conquests. All things which that were unpleasant enough and soiled with blood, like extermination of the mentally ill, sterilization, mass murder by the Einsatzgruppen (SS death squads), happened somewhere far away from the eyes of the general population. Death camps were not built yet. Battlefield troops were the old drilled regiments raised under the eye of Prussian generals. The Waffen-SS existed just under the guise of a few units armed with leftovers from the arsenals. Official ideology was Germanic, racist, anti-Semitic and nationalist.



** The second period, from late 1939 to late 1942, was starkly different and could be surmised as '[[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust megalomaniacal and exponentially more genocidal]]'. It was marked by a great deal of optimism about the future and what could be accomplished in wartime. For a short time it seemed as if the sky was the limit, and everything was possible. Germany's disabled and mentally ill were being euthanized, Germany was initiating ethnic cleansing to free up most of Poland for German settlers, Germany was eliminating every possible threat to national security in the occupied Soviet Union, and Germany's total victory over the Soviet Union seemed at hand. Filled with joy and hope, Hitler approved an escalating series of more extreme measures to ensure Germany's future. In 1942 these included the euthanasia of the unfit (for war-work) two-thirds of the Jewish population outside the Soviet Union.
** The third period, from late 1942 to the end, was quite different again and was essentially characterized by ruthless and desperate pragmatism. It was no longer Germany against everyone, no easy conquest in sight, no quick victory, and no expenses were to be spared. Suddenly the war in the east became a "pan-European fighting against the [[DirtyCommunists deadly threat of Bolshevism]]" and the previously despised non-Germans were to be drawn to his cause. The Waffen-SS opened itself to recruitment from all available populations (literally '''all''', down to the "non-Aryan" Turkics and Tatars from Central Asia), the political power of the military class was stymied and the top figures of the [=NSDAP=] and SS came out under the limelight, armed forces inflated themselves overnight, the research projects which had been shelved "if no usable result is expected earlier than 1 year" in expectancy of a short war were reactivated, and the [[FinalSolution mass-murders]] were rolled back considerably and streamlined to cut down on personnel. This was the time of the [[CoolTank Cool Tanks]], [[CoolPlane Cool Planes]], cool weapons, [[StupidJetpackHitler secret weapons]], berserker tactics, mass murder, violence in the extreme to nearly-cartoonish levels, the time of Creator/SvenHassel books.

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** The second period, from late 1939 to late 1942, was starkly different and could be surmised as '[[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust megalomaniacal and exponentially more genocidal]]'. It was marked by a great deal of optimism about the future and what could be accomplished in wartime. For a short time it seemed as if the sky was the limit, and everything was possible. Germany's disabled and mentally ill were being euthanized, Germany was initiating ethnic cleansing to free up most of Poland for German settlers, Germany was eliminating every possible threat to national security in the occupied Soviet Union, and Germany's total victory over the Soviet Union seemed at hand. Filled with joy and hope, Hitler approved an escalating series of more extreme measures to ensure Germany's future. In 1942 1942, these included the euthanasia of the unfit (for war-work) two-thirds of the Jewish population outside the Soviet Union.
** The third period, from late 1942 to the end, was quite different again and was essentially characterized by ruthless and desperate pragmatism. It was no longer Germany against everyone, no easy conquest in sight, no quick victory, and no expenses were to be spared. Suddenly Suddenly, the war in the east became a "pan-European fighting against the [[DirtyCommunists deadly threat of Bolshevism]]" and the previously despised non-Germans were to be drawn to his cause. The Waffen-SS opened itself to recruitment from all available populations (literally '''all''', down to the "non-Aryan" Turkics and Tatars from Central Asia), the political power of the military class was stymied and the top figures of the [=NSDAP=] and SS came out under the limelight, armed limelight. Armed forces inflated themselves overnight, the research projects which that had been shelved "if no usable result is expected earlier than 1 one year" in expectancy of a short war were reactivated, and the [[FinalSolution mass-murders]] were rolled back considerably and streamlined to cut down on personnel. This was the time of the [[CoolTank Cool Tanks]], [[CoolPlane Cool Planes]], cool weapons, [[StupidJetpackHitler secret weapons]], berserker tactics, mass murder, violence in the extreme to nearly-cartoonish levels, the time of Creator/SvenHassel books.



* Much like with the Soviet Union and East Germany, there were forbidden political jokes which poked fun at the regime. Here are some:

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* Much like with the Soviet Union and East Germany, there were forbidden political jokes which that poked fun at the regime. Here are some:



** ''Two Jews are about to be shot. Then the order comes to hang them instead. One turns to the other and says, "You see, they're running out of bullets."''[[labelnote:*]]This is actually TruthInTelevision - gas chambers, gas trucks and other elaborate extermination methods replaced mass shootings when stall in the African and Eastern front forced Germans to make more efficient use of munitions.[[/labelnote]]

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** ''Two Jews are about to be shot. Then the order comes to hang them instead. One turns to the other and says, "You see, they're running out of bullets."''[[labelnote:*]]This is actually TruthInTelevision - gas chambers, gas trucks trucks, and other elaborate extermination methods replaced mass shootings when stall in the African and Eastern front forced Germans to make more efficient use of munitions.[[/labelnote]]
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