Fuhrer Cult and Megalomania

Fuhrer Cult and Megalomania

Streaming Video - 2014
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In the early twentieth century Nuremberg was regarded as the most anti-Semitic city in Europe. By 1929 Hitler had decided to make Nuremberg the "City of the Party Rallies" and a symbol representing the greatness of the German Empire in medieval times. As many as 1.5 million people converged on Nuremberg during a typical eight-day party rally, giving the Nazis an incredible platform for their propaganda machine - brochures and books, recordings, radio broadcasts, newsreels and films... all brilliantly captured by Leni Riefenstahl in "Triumph of the Will."Even today, 70 years later, it is possible to see in Nuremberg the megalomaniac proportions that the Nazi system was to assume. Hitler's desire to erect monumental architectural edifices was clearly a symbol of his determination to achieve world domination.In this astonishing new documentary, director Michael Kloft unearths rare film footage of the construction work and shows for the first time a previously unknown amateur film shot in color. In addition, eye-witnesses shed light on what it was like during the party rallies, where fanatical anti- Semitism helped give rise to a "Fuhrer" cult.
Audience: Not rated
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 52 min.)) : sd., col
Additional Contributors: Kloft, Michael 1961-
hoopla digital


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