Saturday Cinema: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

I’ve just finished watching the History Channel’s Third Reich: The Rise and it was so good I wanted to share it with you. It documents how Hitler rose to power, took over Germany, killed his enemies, and demanded what amounts to hero-worship of the Führer. It also tells how he tried to perfect the German race, sterilizing out the traits he didn’t want and encouraging Arian women to have many children. This first half covers the first 5 years of Hilter’s rise, including his annex of Austria.

I am just about to watch the 2nd part which is the Third Reich: The Fall and it should cover the next seven years and is included below. These are lengthy films but I assure you, well worth your time. I could not find the this one in one full video, but all the parts should be below.

Third Reich: The Rise:

Third Reich: The Fall:

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  • DINORightMarie

    Is this based on the Shirer book “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”? Or is this just their video documentary? Haven’t watched it yet, but I plan to……I have the book, and it is well worth reading (out of print, but written by an American reporter in Germany who lived through it) – riveting and detailed. Thanks for posting! 🙂

    • aquaviva

      Fabulous book, surprisingly accessible, given it’s intimidating size.

      Author William Shirer was quite literally, there – reporting on the spot – , for an amazing series of events in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

    • DINORightMarie

      I’ve watched part 1 now……..I shudder to think that things quite similar, eerily reminiscent, are happening here, now. I know, I know – it’s a fallacy, reductio ad Hitlerum, or whatever. But, how can what I observe be a fallacy?

      This documentary does not follow the book, as it uses the film clips to lead the plot, the narrative, forward. However, the book is well worth finding and reading, if you are interested in what happened in Germany, how Hitler was able to rise to power and overtake Germans by his mesmerizing personality. Another good book is Albert Speer’s memoirs, called “Inside the Third Reich.” As Hitler’s architect, he explains from his personal experience how willing people, especially the young, like himself, were swept away, willing to follow this monster.

      • The biggest difference between then and now would be the fact that Hitler used the depressed economy to launch himself into the political stratosphere, whereas Obama was already a clearly established frontrunner before the collapse of the economy.

        Also, Hitler won partially because he embraced ultranationalist rhetoric, which is more commonplace on the right than on the left in contemporary US politics. This is not to accuse the right of being like Hitler, I’m just saying that Obama has never been accused of beng too patriotic in speeches…

  • Rob_Bryant

    I will most definitely find time to watch these. Thanks for the links!

    As an aside, I just noticed that I hadn’t white-listed your site in Adblock. Fixed that!


    …read IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS . (period)

    P.S. … an Excellent read

  • StrangernFiction


    This is a MUST SEE:


    • Wow! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. He said it! I guess I can just be happy to realize that some get it, and hopefully more like this dude will start speaking up. Good for him!

      • StrangernFiction

        That video is kryptonite to statists.

    • WordsFailMe

      Allen West, Thomas Sowell, Alonzo, Herman Cain and the Steeler Fan from Akron Mississipi–the list just keeps growing.


      Thank you Stranger

    • K-Bob

      Somebody want to describe it so others can decide whether to use bandwidth to watch it? (Remember, a lot of folks are accessing the web via bandwidth-limited 3G phones, and not fiber-optic or DSL.)

      • Jaynie59

        Uh, it’s 3:27. Other than that, I wouldn’t want to spoil it. A couple of bad words and smoking is involved. I loved it.

    • This is a MUST SEE! Thank you!

      I like StrangernFiction, that is a great name!

  • 911Infidel

    I’ve spoken to a number of Germans who lived through that era. All of them insist that “Hitler did some good things”. This one lady admited that she saw the trains carrying the Jews to the concentration camps and readily admits that EVERYONE knew something bad was happening to them, but they put their heads in the sand because they were afraid of both the truth and of the SS. Its a sad commentary on a once great civilization that they would allow themselves to be swayed and ruled by a meglomaniacal maniac like Herr Schicklegruber. Our culture is being usurped by screwballs as equally evil as Der Fuhrer. Ayers spoke about an outcome that would require the mass murder of 25 million Americans. People like him and Van Jones are just as dangerous as Hitler was. Their utermench is capitalists, Republicans and anyone who opposes their communist ideas. Sustein and Ezekeil Emmanuel are eugenics types. Planned Parenthood is all about eugenics. The vision of eugenicists like Sanger was admired and copied by Hitler.
    And these ideas are being recycled in Indoctrination U as multiculturalism, women’s right to choose, progressivism, positive law, class and racial warfare, anti-gun, anti-God and deviance. They embrace a demigodl while rejecting veritas in everything. And the MSM is just as corrupt as Goebbels propaganda machine. The master race is now Progressives and libs. The untermech is everyone else.

    • BSScoop

      Well done 911. This country is not capitalist nor is it free. We are hanging on by a thread that won’t last too much longer.

      Don’t Tread On Me

      • 911Infidel


        We regard our freedoms as cheaply as the Germans did. We as a nation sit idly by like fat house cats in the window, while our once great universities, our entire civilization gets grinded to powder by neo-facists financed by at least one old former Jew killer. The new Mein Kaumpf is a collection of writings by Zinn, Ayers, Said, Qutuub, Bell and Chomsky. The parallels to what happened in Germany are very stark. I do not think that this country will last as a free country for much longer. The culture war is being lost in the schools. Besides Horowitz, I don’t see too many culture warriors doing anything about it.

        There is a line in the classic WWII movie “Battleground” where the Chaplain makes a statement (I’m paraphrasing) that “We must never again allow a super race or a super idea take hold. Next time we need to head it off before it starts.” We have failed to heed that warning.

        • sara holy land

          Do not want changed ! Do not want a revolution !
          Want to restore, by the constitution.
          YES YOU CAN !

          • 911Infidel

            Huh? I’m not sure I understand your point. I can’t make out your broken English? Try making your point in your own langiage. I’ll translate it.

            • sara holy land

              Well, I will try my best to do.
              What I wrote those passwords – you do not want the “change” that Obama wants.
              You do not want “revolution” that Black Panthers wants ,or movement of Wall Street ..
              You can choose to restore the greatness of your state.
              And say, “Yes we can”.

              • 911Infidel

                All us Tea Party people already know that. We need to get rid of the fraud that is Obama and get someone in that a) isn’t out to destroy this country and b) supports the state of Israel and c) understands that the biggest problem in the Middle East isn’t Israel, its Islam.

                • sara holy land

                  I definitely support the tea party.
                  I believe you.
                  Thanks for your support.
                  Good luck to you, difficult task, replace 0.
                  And we need to destroy the malicious program.

  • aquaviva

    Thank you, Scoop, for posting these.

  • Thank you Scoop. I will have to watch these.

  • Karl Rogue

    cool, is this the whole thing that ran on History channel?

  • stevenbiot

    Scoop, thanks bro.

  • DebbyX

    Still unbelievable how much evil there is in the world. We never learn from the past, but are bound to repeat it.

    • librtifirst

      Every time we repeat it, it gets repeated on a larger scale. We now have a chemical attack on the American public via GMOs and vaccines that have killed and maimed many more than any conventional war or genocide of the past. Disease is spread like wild fire, and the public believes what the television tells them about it. Totalitarianism is coming. It is just a matter of time. I wish that more people knew about how deep the evil is seeded in the soil of our homeland, rather than focusing on everyone else in the world as thought all is well here at home.

  • Gtrjag

    Thanks Scoop, I’ll watch it tonight when I have time.

  • klaffner

    Fantastic RS. Just watched the rise. Thank you

  • sara holy land

    All of human history, the Jews were the problem for all human ills.
    Without Jews, that will be a world that everyone lives in peace, without terrorists, a utopian world.

  • stevenbiot

    The rhetoric used by Hitler reminds me of some one. Oh, what’s his name? ” We are going to unite everyone. We are doing this for the middle class.” Totalitarian propaganda is ageless.

  • BMartin1776

    excellent find this is a must see… many times as you watch you will think “that sounds familiar!

  • stevenbiot

    I wonder what fire the administration will use to stoke support for their plans?

  • The annihilation of the Jewish people by Hitler will pale in comparison to what will happen when Iran gets the bomb and gives it to one their partners in hate.

    • sara holy land

      We are alert, we will not wait and vanished, as was the case.
      That’s why we have a state, with capabilities to fight for our lives and our existence.
      No one can stop us. That is why 0 making waves .. he knows,,,,

  • stevenbiot

    Time magazine’s man of the year was Hitler. Sounds about right.

  • stevenbiot

    Signs against Jews were removed for the Olympics. How sweet and civil of those German scumbags.

  • K-Bob

    My Grandfather was one of the early American Officers assigned to clean out Buchenwald and Birkenau. He never spoke of it to any of us. He took a lot of photos, and kept them hidden, except for a very few that showed the less horrible aspects. The rest were memories he chose to take to his grave, after burning the ones he couldn’t bring himself to have published.

    We have to remember that the photos that *were* published were ones that were deemed “acceptable” to a generation unused to horrific violence. Imagine the worst photos you’ve ever seen of those camps, and then reflect on the fact that those were the least horrific ones. It was worse than you or I could imagine.

    • sara holy land

      My parents came from there, skeletons.
      All other family members were perished.
      All their lives, they could not live.
      They were dead from the inside.
      I cry for my parents.

      • K-Bob

        And some say it never happened. What a world.

    • MaxineCA

      I know I’m not timely in my reply, but after watching these yesterday, and staying up late reading all of the comments yours stuck with me. I had a hard time sleeping last night with all of the emotions swirling on my mind. Bless your Grandfather and all of the great patriots who had to witness the atrocities. Hopefully, they found peace in their soul knowing how many they saved from the same fate.

      • K-Bob

        Thanks, Maxine.

  • Watched all segments and was astonished to see so many people getting brainwashed so easily,even the well educated .We have another modern day Hitler II trying to brainwash his people and he needs a second term to accomplish its goal.This guy has to be stopped at all cost.

    • stevenbiot

      The murderous, insane Hitler wasn’t murderous or insane at first. Give these seeds some water, sun and free reign to grow, they turn into the plants that everyone says they never would become.

      • sara holy land

        If you’d read the book he wrote – you know on what he believes.
        If they pay attention to his actions. Like – the Jews did not participate in the Olympics, do not buy from the Jews, not to employ Jews…..
        Just as we know at what Husan believes. By his actions.
        Hard for me, with those Yids, that support it.

  • Sandra123456

    I was thinking about the Germans and the Jews earlier this week.

    About 65 years ago the Germans under Hitler’s thumb, murdered millions of Jews. It was horrible what was done. Today the Jews and the Germans have moved on.

    Slavery in our country was over 150 years ago, but many of the blacks in this country still use it as the reason why they can’t do anything in this country. Telling, isn’t it.

    One hates to overuse WW2 analogies and references to Hitler when talking about today’s world but its hard not to. If you let the government take a few freedoms here, and there, soon you can have an awful situation without a shot fired.

    Remember Hitler started on his path to power by running for President of Germany.

  • stevenbiot


  • stevenbiot

    The Fuhrer’s brides? Brainwashed sluts is the un-pc term.

  • sara holy land

    Did not want Jews, received Muslims.

    • stevenbiot

      Did you hear Hilary Clinton pandering to the Muslim Tunisians? She caved to the 7th century pedophile worshiping throwbacks and told them that our support of Jews is just political, not to be taken seriously. This administration is filth.

    • UpChuck.Liberals NoBO12

      And yet again the Jews support those that would enslave and kill them.

      • sara holy land

        These same Jews. Not believe it could happen in the United States.
        They see themselves, first Americans, not Jews.(Americans first !)

  • 12grace

    Similarities Between Obama And Hitler
    A Factual Comparison

    Anyone paying attention?

  • sara holy land

    Bright future, with the spread of Muslims in the world.
    Imagine how the terrorists will be, if they had control of mass destruction capability.

    • MaxineCA

      Sorry Sara, but I couldn’t even make it through part 2. Amanpour has been in the tank for Obama for awhile and is no longer considered a reputable journalist. Too bad, many years ago when she was field reporter she was respected. No longer.

      I pray for Israel and trust Netanyahu more than Obama.

      • sara holy land

        do not know the journalist, just recently I got interested and read everything about world politics.
        I absolutely trust Netanyahu.
        I do not believe Obama, I’m sure that whatever he does now on the nuclear issue, only because of pressure on him. All appearance.
        Many thanks for caring and prayers.

  • Jaynie59

    As I watched it I kept trying to remember that it was being told from the perspective of the average German. But after watching it all, and especially the last segment from the 10:35 mark on, I’m not sure what the point of it was.

    It should be a cautionary tale but the way it ended just seemed like a….I don’t know. It almost seemed like the filmmakers wanted the last impression to be that the German people suffered too and let’s cut them some slack or something.

    I don’t know. I don’t know how to take the ending. Maybe I’m just prejudiced against The History Channel and can’t get past that.

    • MaxineCA

      I watched all of them as well. I would agree that the History Channel has been slanted at times, but I watched them all with an open mind.

      My take away from the last segment (many lessons to be learned, throughout) was that the German citizens sat back living a good life and didn’t wake up until it effected their city and their lives and by then it was too late. They were lazy and complacent – kind of like a lot of citizens in the US. They went about their lives and didn’t pay attention. That is why the world was angry with them. But I believe we have moved past that……. but we shouldn’t unless we learn from history.

      Are we are the same path?????????

      • sara holy land

        Excellent data processing.!
        Have we learned from history?
        And if we repeat the same pattern.
        If you ask the people on the street (not in) you will find, most people do not know history, and do not mind …
        You can see a similar pattern (the film does not show everything), the background began to,
        Rising unemployment, difficult economic situation, and demonstrations in the street (Wall Street movement) sense of fear …..

    • I think I took it differently. I liked the last part because it showed how clear it was that the world didn’t just hold the army responsible, but the people as well. And that they made sure the German people buried the dead.

      I thought it was a powerful part.

      • sara holy land

        The film does not show the horrors, as the crematoria, or the showers which was killed by cyanide, or the laboratory where experiments were made without anesthesia.
        The whole world was silent. No country was willing to accept Jews who escaped and returned to those death camps.
        The British who ruled here, do not let the Jews come here. Israel.

        • This film was from the perspective of the German people and the Third Reich. That’s why it didn’t go into too much detail on the Holocaust. Discovery did a separate documentary just on the Holocaust called Engineering Evil.

          • sara holy land

            First, I congratulate you for bringing the film. The film was taken by ordinary people, they could not bring photos from within the camps. It was interesting to see life from a perspective that they were.
            What I got from the movie – while mass murder took place, everyone knew and kept the good life, as long as they believed that they will rule the world.
            Also that the Allies bombed Germany, were not prepared to bomb the “killing machine”, the extermination camps.

            I think what’s important to know, what brought the beginning of each process hatred and killing.
            Thank you.

      • Jaynie59

        I agree with that. I’ve seen a lot of these types of documentaries over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that showed how the local Germans were made to tour the camps and bury the dead. That was powerful.

  • stevenbiot

    I don’t care about how the Germans were treated, what they did or didn’t know, or how many of them suffered. Screw them! They were submissive and weak, allowed a dictator to brainwash them, and suffered mass murder by the red army…… Jews and German political prisoners were the only victims.

    • UpChuck.Liberals NoBO12

      So you agree that Obama and the DNC want weak willed minions that will do their bidding.

    • Gtrjag

      Not so fast. Not all Germans were Nazis, and American society today is no better than what Germany was prior to Hitler. We are living off the achievements and greatness of previous generations. Our institutions, our wealth, our freedom are not the result of anything this present generation has accomplished. God help us if we face an economic calamity similar to what the Germans experienced. America too could be persuaded to follow a dictator.

      • stevenbiot

        Prior to Hitler, Germany was down-trodden, beaten down from war and hopeless. I think that is quite the opposite of America today. Our wealth: Computer technology, medical breakthroughs, etc., are certainly an accomplishment of individuals within the past 30 or so years. I don’t agree with you at all about that. We have many Capitalists doing work in this country. The institutions have been carried over from previous generations. This generation didn’t implement Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Entitlements are a product of previous generations of drones.

        • BobPinwi

          I watched the rise last night and had to sleep on it before commenting. Lots of thoughts to sort out.

          The unemployment is similar and the war on the rich depresses me. The left demonizes anyone who wants to make money. Example:” greedy corporations” is used in all conversations about politics with the left. As someone else commented “this is the beginning”. As a right winger it does feel hopeless sometimes being surrounded in a sea of liberals here in Wisconsin. This site and several others lets me see I am not alone.

          I’m not going to roll over and give up but mass ignorance is tough to combat. I see a parallel with the burning of the parliament building and the media using Travon to stoke the racist fire and it blows my mind. Thank you RS for putting this up.

        • 12grace

          Gerald Celente Predicts Economic Armageddon by 2012

          Beck: Progressive ‘Mission Accomplished,’ Now on to Phase II — Communism

          We are prime for the picking, s.

      • Jaynie59

        That’s not true. American society is nothing like pre-Hitler Germany and we will never follow a dictator.

        Don’t make the same mistake Leftists make and equate nationalism with patriotism. They’re not the same things and when it comes to The United States of America they can’t be. That’s what American Exceptionalism is all about. The term American Exceptionalism, contrary to what Wikipedia says, means that our founding principals are unique in that they are based on the notion that our rights come from God and not the government. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these…”

        The key phrase in the Declaration is “that among these”. We are born with rights that no man can take away. No king. No emperor. No dictator.

        Being an American means to understand and believe that. It doesn’t matter where you came from before you came here. If you believe it, you’re an American.

        • Gtrjag

          You are not describing America as it is today. You are describing what we once were. These ideas are still alive and well in the hearts of some Americans but not in the country as a whole. The generation that is coming up is completely ignorant of our history and what made our country great. As Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

          The principles that made this country free and that will keep this country free are not being handed down to the next generation, and unless they are reborn in the hearts of the American people our country will lose its greatness, and we could indeed become like Germany.

        • 12grace

          I pray that you are right j. However, if you look at all the unconstitutional stuff obama has done since taking office, it seems we are following a Dictator.

          A Catalog of Obama’s Crimes Against America

          Preparing Indictments for Obama’s Crimes Against Humanity Past, Present and Future

          Obama’s Crimes Against a Free People

  • unclesamnephew

    in the first segment, jews were not allowed to leave unless they paid next year’s taxes. i have heard just this week our gov’t is floating an idea to disallow visas if you are behind with your taxes

  • CDS in Manitoba

    It was very interesting to see those German home movies. I’m surprised that there was so much colour footage available at that time; those cameras must have been expensive.

    Now, where are the Italian and Japanese home movies? I want to see first-hand accounts of what happened there too.

    • NJK

      I’d like to see Italy too. I saw some video of Stalin. He was a bank robber, just like Obama, he’s robbed the Treasury. People in the video were taking down crosses and pictures of Jesus and putting up pictures of Stalin. When he died, they were crying. I read someone’s post yesterday that lived through Hitler. I’m not sure if it was here, but he said there are people still alive today, that swear Hitler “did some good things too?” Frightening that there are so many ignorant people.

      They say sociopaths like Obama, Hitler, and others are born without a conscience. I think those on the left are born without the ability to reason.

  • Terrenceor

    This intimidation into silence of the majority of well intentioned people is under way here. A young man was indicted for second degree murder to prevent violence and mayhem in the streets after the media purposely misrepresented facts in the case. The New Black Panthers meanwhile were able to threaten and bully with complete impunity. There was no courage on the part of any public official to call them out much less stop them. The New Black Panthers may be the core of the lefts “brown shirts” followed by the Union Thugs and occupiers. They bullied the entire Florida law enforcement with the threat of violence. Whose next?

    • MaxineCA

      Who’s next? We the people at the polling places. Does anyone think for a moment there won’t be voter fraud to keep this regime in power? Why do you think the DOJ is going after every state that has implemented Voter ID laws?

      Race war is next……. but they better be careful what they ask for. We Americans are waking up (thanks only to the internet), and will not sit by and let our country slip away. It’s about time we put them on notice. Thank goodness for the likes of Allen West.

    • MaxineCA

      Who’s next? We the people at the polling places. Does anyone think for a moment there won’t be voter fraud to keep this regime in power? Why do you think the DOJ is going after every state that has implemented Voter ID laws?

      Race war is next……. but they better be careful what they ask for. We Americans are waking up (thanks only to the internet), and will not sit by and let our country slip away. It’s about time we put them on notice. Thank goodness for the likes of Allen West.

  • MaxineCA

    Thank you Scoop! It was a great series and I leaned a lot of info that we didn’t get in school. I love everything history and try to connect it to today. Thanks also for the post on Cultural Marxism – that was very interesting as well.

    Is there anyway you could add a link to your site for book recommendations and reviews that could be posted by the community here? It would nice for them to provide the title, the topic, the author and a brief description. Those that have read it could click on the like and make a comment. It would also be helpful to know if the book is still available or if we need to check our local library.

    You keep up the great job and I’ll start referring to you as Prof. Scoop….. providing information that we need!

  • Celebrate and howl with the wolves….sobering

    • MontanaAnnie

      It really was!

  • SaraPFan

    This is great that the History Channel documented this. I went to the New York Holocaust Museum and there were show times there their theatres that educated visitors about the rise of Hilter and the conditions of Germany before and during his rise. There was also a short documentary on “Propaganda”. It was quite an eye opener.

  • marketcomp

    Wow, this was informative and educational. I don’t understand why Germany does not teach this unplesant part of their history. If it’s not taught it is bound to be repeated.

    Thanks for sharing this RS, your the best!

    • MontanaAnnie

      Germany does teach it. I’m not certain we do!

      • marketcomp

        Just repeating what was in the documentary. But, great if they do! It should be a part of all education.

  • MontanaAnnie

    Wow. Being obsessive/compulsive I watched the entire thing. Sure killed my Saturday afternoon, but after 40 million lives being lost during that horror, my Saturday was a willing sacrifice. Having the nazi’s bury the dead was a good idea. I’ve hosted a German exchange student this winter, and 3 generations later, it seems that Germans are still repulsed by this war. Not a lot of nationalistic pride in this girl.

  • Spartan4Palin

    I saw this a couple of months ago, and the part that freaked me out was the first 20 mins or so. You could easily put ‘someone elses’ name there and it could be happening right now. Glad you posted this, Scoop.


  • blackbird

    Thanks very much Scoop, just finished watching “Third Reich: The Rise” I will be back later to download it and make a DVD for my neighbor, thanks again much appreciated.

    Oh, if you Scoop or anyone else can get the “The Fall” as one file, like “The Rise” that would be great. Off to bed now.

  • Philo Beddoe

    And just think.

    The Iranians denied this has happened

  • It was shown on the History Channel first, perhaps a year ago. It’s quite good in that it has footage that I’ve never seen before, and I’ve been a WW2 hisotry buff since the 1970s. I’ve seen a lot of footage but The Rise….The Fall has some I’ve never seen.

  • NJK

    Whoever said there would never be anymore Hitlers? The world is crawling with them. Obama is very much like him. Same mental disorder. Both psychopaths. The media created both. Hitler was a drifter. Obama is God knows who? Everything is hidden.

  • NJK

    “Vigilantes ruled the street?” Black Panthers ring a bell? $harpton and Jack$son? OW$? T$A? Who did the government buy that ammunition for a couple of months ago?

  • wodiej

    People need to wake up in this country and pull themselves out of their self absorbed lives.

    Wolf in sheep’s clothing? The Bible says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

    Thanks for posting Scoop.


    Great post RS, I watched the whole thing. I have always been facinated by how an entire country could claim NO Knowledge of these atrocities that mad man commited.
    And now we see the same thing starting to occur in the middle east and nobody see’s anything. ALL IT TAKES FOR EVIL TO SUCEED IS GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!!

  • FreeManWalking


    Hearing school children sing “bah rock hue sane 0 bomb ma, Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm” sends chills up my spine.

  • Jude O’Connor

    We are headed that way almost at the speed of light. My Dad predicted this when I was a boy, I’m 74 now.

  • midwestinthesouth

    Thanks RS,

    For those wonder videos.

    My takeaway from this is, how do we as individuals cope with fearful events that threaten to consume us. At the times of our greatest fears, we must zealously guard our individual freedoms.

    The Germans who were just coming out of a monarchy were used to depending on a single figure– the Kaiser– to take care of them. So they foolishly decided to depend on a single person — Hitler. We MUST NOT depend on a single person or group or government to “save” us from our fears, because that starts us down the road to tyranny. We individually must stare down our fears with our own courage.

    For example, our fears after 9/11 gave us the TSA. How is that working out?!? The TSA has successfully restricted our freedoms without giving us a single iota of extra safety.

    And it happens over and over because some one creates a fear and then offers a solution that fixes what was only a small problem.

    We must stop looking to a single person, like the POTUS to solve ours problems. We must solve them ourselves. Remember, our forefathers knew that government was necessary but that it was also dangerous. Its time we relearn those lessons.

  • Alright gonna grab some popcorn. brb.

    • DebbyX

      This is not a “popcorn” kind of movie. Just mesmerizing and very sad. My father fought in this war. Have some respect.

  • MaxineCA

    Here’s a great reminder from Bill Whittle if you think it can’t or won’t happen here.

  • xlogic1013

    Thank you so much for the heads up about this documentary. I watched all the parts from yesterday and this morning. I learned so much. Not since seeing “Shoah” back in my college days have I been so absorbed watching a new take on the Third Reich. I understand this one much better than the other one, with clarity I might add. I now have the date of the turning point in which the German people got Hitler into their heads in the first place. If you find any more interesting documentaries on the subject, let all of us know.

  • FreeManWalking

    Scoop Thanks again for posting this! Near the end where the camera pans showing the utter destruction of the buildings in Berlin was astounding, and I think I remember from other shows that it wasn’t completely restored until the 80s.

    Seeing that amount of destruction and knowing it took a collective work attitude and ethic of the people for 35 years to restore the city made me think that large of a task could help push any people to lean toward or accept a socialist mentality.

    a few years ago after running through all the current American movies as a NETFLICKS member I watched several foreign films depicting the war, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and ran across another very good movie IMO is “Defiance”.

  • danielgury

    @DebbyX I completely agree with you respect should be shown even though I don’t think you meant to be disrespectful.
    the third reich in a few words: