FUHRER CULT AND MEGALOMANIA

"Astonishing... disturbing (but alas, riveting)." Examiner.com

"Even the pyramids," Hitler told his protégé, architect Albert Speer, "will be dwarfed by the stone and concrete masses I plan to erect."

By early in the 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.

Up to 1.5 million people converged on Nuremberg in the course of a party rally, which lasted eight days, forming an indispensable platform for the Nazis once a year - with a gigantic propaganda machine, brochures and books, recordings, radio and films - all brilliantly captured by Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will."

Even today it is possible to see signs in Nuremberg of the megalomaniac proportions that the system was to assume. In such arenas, the individual was worthless and nothing more than a minute ornament. According to experts, this state and party rally architecture was also a symbol of Hitler's determination to achieve world domination.

Rare footage of the construction work was used for this documentary. A previously unknown amateur film even shows the land in color in 1936. Witnesses report on the atmosphere during the party rallies, of fanatical anti-Semitism and the unprecedented "Führer" cult.

From the director of The Goebbels Experiment and Firestorm.

* English narration + German w/ English subtitles
* Closed Captioned
* School boards and Non-Profit 50% discount

Educational Interests - Architecture, History (World), Jewish Studies, Political Science, World War II

#15943/064552 minutes2011 $349.95 *CC Streaming Available
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