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"I saw that ("Triumph of the Will", Leni Reifenstahl's documentary film of the 1934 Nazi Party National Convention) and it scared the hell out of me. I went back to my little chair in my office... and I sat there, and I sat there, and I was a very unhappy man. How could I possibly top this? I could see that it promised superman stuff to them. I could see how the kids of Germany would go anyplace and die for this guy... So, how do I reach the kid down the street? The thought hit me: how did it reach me? THEY told me. So I said, 'Aha! Let's let them see only their stuff!'. We make nothing. We shoot nothing, but we use only their stuff as propaganda for ourselves. Let them see the guys - let them see these guys!"

Film Director Frank Capra, interview, A Walk Through The Twentieth Century with Bill Moyers, regarding his use of Nazi propaganda films in his masterpiece series of Allied propaganda films, Why We Fight.

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Hitler: The Last 10 Days



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Hitler_-_Intolerance.wav

A campaign speech from July 1932: "Our opponents accuse us National Socialists, and me in particular, of being intolerant and quarrelsome. They say that we don't want to work with other parties. They say the National Socialists are not German at all, because they refuse to work with other political parties. So is it typically German to have thirty parties? I have to admit one thing - these gentleman are quite right. We are intolerant. I have given myself one goal - to sweep these thirty political parties out of Germany. They mistake us for one of them. We have one aim, and we will follow it fanatically and ruthlessly to the grave."


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_Hitler's_Industrialist_Backing.rm

A RealVideo 5.0 file of a political cartoon the Social Democrats produced to attack Hitler and his National Socialist Party for being the hirelings of wealthy German industrialists. The truncated caption "Hofe werden rollen!" refers to Hitler's claim that "heads would roll" for the economic misery of Germany were he to come to power.

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Hitler_-_Courage_&_Intellectuals.wav

An electioneering speech: "It was not the intellectuals who gave to me the courage to begin this huge task. It came from two classes alone - the German farmer and the German worker."


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Hitler_to_SA_&_SS_1.30.33.wav

The evening that Hitler became Reich's Chancellor of Germany, Hitler spoke to his S.A. and S.S. troops: "SA and SS, Heil! The great time has now begun. Germany is now awakened. We have won power in Germany. Now we must win over the German people. I know, my comrades, it must have been difficult at times, when you were desiring change which didn't come, so time and time again the appeal has to be made to continue the struggle - you mustn't act yourself, you must obey, you must give in, you must submit to this overwhelming need to obey."

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Hitler_021033.rm

A RealVideo 5.0 file of Hitler's first public appearance as Chancellor on 2/10/34.

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Hitler_021033_01.wav

From the above: "German ladies and gentlemen: On January 30th this year, the new Government of National Concentration was formed. I, and therefore the National Socialist movement, were brought into it. I believe that thereby we have now achieved the goals for which we had fought all last year."

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Hitler_021033_02.wav

From the same as above: "We will not lie and we will not cheat! I have therefore steadfastly resolved never to come before this people and speak cheap promises."

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Hitler_021033_03.wav

From the same as above: "In ourselves alone lies the future of the German people. Only when we ourselves raise up our German people, though our own labor, our own industry, our own determination, our own daring and our own perseverance, only then shall we rise again. In days gone by, our Fathers, too, did not recieve Germany as a gift, but created it themselves."

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Hitler_021033_04.wav

From the same as above: "German people, give us four years, and I swear to you, as true as I have accepted this office, so I shall leave it then. For I have taken it not for gain, nor for wages, but rather for your sake alone!"

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Hitler_021033_05.wav

From the same as above: "You ask us 'what is your detailed program?' I can only give the answer 'after a government with your kind of economy, after your kind of administration, after your decay, the German people must be built anew from the ground up'."

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Hitler_opens_1933_Reichstag_session.wav

In a symbolic gesture intended to bring "the old and new Germany together", the ceremonial first Reichstag session of 1933, the first Reichstag session of the Third Reich, was held at the Prussian Garrison Church in Potsdam on March 21st (the anniversary of the founding of Bismark's Second Reich), where Hitler intoned: "The government of national recovery is determined, in the name of the German people, to do its duty to them. It therefore comes here today before the German Reichstag with a sincere wish to find support from them to go forth with this mission."


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Hitler_forces_through_Enabling_Act.wav

After having arrested all the Communist and Social Democrat representatives who might have prevented a 2/3rds majority vote in support of his measures, Hitler on 3/23/33 forces through the Reichstag, held for the first time at the Kroll Opera House and the first legislative session after the Reichstag Fire, the "Enabling Act" that on the pretext of an internal threat gave the Federal Government (the Reich) more control over individual German states: "Ours is not only the negative problem of fighting against communist doctrine and their organized activity. We have also to get on with the positive task of winning over the German workers to the National State. The Reich's Government wants these powers not as a tool of suppression of the States, but rather as an authorisation to promulgate measures that will establish once and for all an identity of political intention between the Reich and the States. It is the Reichstag's duty to take a clear stand on these issues, and the matter of communism and its other front organizations does not obscure this."


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Hitler_-_Long_Live_Our_Movement.wav

From a 1933 speech: "Long live our movement! Long live our German People!"

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Hitler_-_The_Most_Precious_Thing.wav

From the same 1933 speech as above, an outstanding example of Hitler's bigotry and one of his most forceful recorded statements: "The most precious thing that exists the whole world over is our own people. And for these people, and with these people, I shall struggle and I shall fight, and never slacken, and never tire, and never falter, and never doubt."

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Hitler_welcomes_Austria_into_Reich.wav

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Before the new state government of province Austria, Hitler speaks on Monday 3/14/38, the day of his triumphal entry into Vienna and the day after the German anschluss of Austria: "This land and this people does not come to the Reich with hat in hand. I myself lead you home."


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Hitler_thanks_Chamberlain_092638.wav

Hitler takes a break in the midst of one of his most vicious oratorical tirades to pretentiously thank Neville Chamberlain for his efforts in negotiating a Czechoslovak peace settlement with the lie:

"I am grateful to Mister Chamberlain for all his efforts. I have further assured him, and I repeat now, that when this problem is solved, there will be no territorial problems for Germany in Europe."

Broadcast 8 PM Monday, September 26, 1938 from the Sportspalast, Berlin.

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Hitler_just_after_Munich_Agreement.wav

Hitler shamelessly brags before the Reichstag about Germany's military strength just after the Munich Conference. Translated by Foreign Ministry announcer.

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Hitler_on_'new_life_form'.wav

Hitler proclaims his chilling vision of the fate of the German people: "From the German youth of the future I wish something else; some different do I wish. We must raise a New Man. We must give the German people a new ideal, and the people and this ideal must forged together into a new life form. This is the greatest task in this century for our people."


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Hitler_prepares_the_youth.wav

An attempt at Nuremburg in April 1939 to ready the youth of Germany to the eventuality of war: "What is our Germany of today! How very beautiful and heroic! When I cast my gaze upon you, I know my life's struggle is not being fought in vain! You shall always remain faithful, as German always have. There will always be a new generation of youth, in this city, a city which saw the passage of centuries will see new generations. They will be even more beautiful, they will be even more powerful, and they shall inspire in the hearts of the living even greater hope for the future. I do not bewail - I sound a warning! I am not fear stricken, but I want you to be prepared! I do not tremble at the hour of decision, but I want you to see, and I want to be strong. I want my feet planted strongly in our earth, ready to withstand any onslaught! And you will stand by my side should that hour ever come. You will stand before me, behind me and beside me and at my hands, and together, we shall carry our banners to victory!"


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ah390901.wav

Hitler's second biggest lie is here delivered from the Kroll Opera House at 10 AM Friday, September 1, 1939, before an extraordinary session of the Reichstag, where Hitler announces to the German people are they are now in a state of war with Poland. Translated into English by a Foreign Ministry announcer & interrupted by announcements of emergency meetings of the British and French cabinets.

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Hitler_at_Danzig_1939.rm

His first address delivered in a city conquered during WWII, Hitler speaks on 9/20/39 from Guild Hall in Danzig (the city whose supposed oppression Hitler cited as the cause for war), waxing loquacious on the wonderful possiblities of peace, the sadness of civilian suffering & the impossibiliy of the Third Reich ever ceasing in its aims. The assembled faithful follow with a rendition of "Deutschland Uber Alles" and "The Horst Wessel Song", while a disgusted William L. Shirer ("The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich") listens in the audience.

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ah390922.wav

Hitler's address to the Reichstag on Friday, September 22, 1939, three weeks after the Polish Invasion. Translated by Foreign Ministry announcer & H. V. Kaltenborn.

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ah001.wav

From a 1940 speech, translated by a Foreign Ministry interpreter: "If our will is strong enough, then nothing can fail! Germany, Sieg Heil!"

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Hitler_on_Stalingrad_1242.wav

Hitler tries to make light of the terrible situation at Stalingrad with the words: "The Germany of old surrendered at five to twelve. On principle, I never stop before five past twelve. I wanted to go to the Volga - at a certain point - at a certain city. That city was named after Stalin, but that wasn't why I went there! By any other name it still would be strategically important. Now, because I refuse to fight a new Verdun, some people seem to think that Stalingrad was a capitol failure and a strategic mistake. You just wait and see who made a mistake! On that much you can well believe me: once we have captured something, we hold it so firmly that no one will ever dare come near us. You can rely on that."

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Hitler_bombing_aftermath_broadcast.wav

Broadcast 7/21/44, the day after the failed coup and assassination plot against him: "I myself am totally unharmed, apart from all the minor scratches, bruises and burns I sustained. I take this as confirmation of my assignment from Providence to continue to pursue my life's goal as I have done thusfar. For, I solemnly confess before the entire nation, that from the moment I believed that war was inevitable and could not be delayed, I have known nothing but worry and work, and throughout the countless days and sleepless nights since, I have lived only for my people."

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Hitler's_Last_Broadcast.wav

Broadcast on the 12th anniversary of his becoming Chancellor of Germany, Hitler on 1/30/45 exhorts his people to fight on with the forlorn sentiments: "However grave the crisis may be at the moment, we shall, through our unalterable will, and our readiness for sacrifice, and our own abilities, end the crisis masterfully. We shall eternally endure. It is not Central Asia that will win this war, but Europe, led by this nation, which for 1500 years has defended and will continue to defend Europe against the East, and now and throughout the future our Greater German Reich and German nation shall endure."

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Last_Wochenschau_of_Hitler_0345.rm

A RealVideo 5.0 file of the last German newsreel of Hitler, March 1945: "The Führer, whose life is day and night is dedicated to the fateful struggle of the German people, visits an army division in the East. The staff officers are presented to him. Word quickly spreads to the men, to - the Führer is there! The joyful greeting the soldiers accord him is a token of their loyalty to the man that holds the fate of Germany and Europe in his hands."

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HitlerDeath.rm

America's Mutual Broadcasting Network's newsflash announcing the death of Adolf Hitler. Courtesy of Ian Holder.

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Hitler_is_dead_050145.wav

Amidst the recorded sound of church bells peeling (probably Westminster Abbey's), the BBC announces the death of Adolf Hitler.

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From the film "Hitler: The Last 10 Days":


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HTLTD100YearsTime.wav

Hitler (Aleq Guinness): "In a hundred year's time, perhaps, a great man will appear who may offer them (the Germans) a chance at salvation. He'll take me as a model, use my ideas, and follow the course I have charted."

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HTLTDDestinyMistaken.wav

Hitler: "I sometimes wonder whether Destiny was not mistaken in placing the German people in my hands."

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HTLTDDevastation.wav

Hitler: "I do not intend to avoid devastation!"

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HTLTDGoebbel'sChildren.wav

Hitler: "What of your children?" Frau Magda Goebbels (Barbara Jefford): "We can't abandon them at a time like this. To leave them in a world without you, my Führer, would be like forcing them to live in hell - on an earth without sunshine!" Hitler: "You're right."

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HTLTDHitlerRagesAtGenerals.wav

On 4/22/45 at 3 PM, upon hearing that an attack he ordered General Steiner to undertake had come to a grinding halt, Hitler flew into the worst rage of his recorded life. This file carefully re-enacts a reconstruction of part of that tantrum before his assembled Chiefs of the General Staff (The OKW).

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HTLTDOrderNotExecuted.wav

From the above: "An order of mine has not been executed!"

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HTLTDSingleHanded.wav

From the same as above: "You've spent years in military academies, and all you've learned is how to hold a knife and fork! But you understand nothing! -- nothing about the job of soldiering! I didn't go to a military academy, but I read Clausewitz and Moltke! I didn't even go to a cadet school, but single handed, I conquered Europe and all of Russia! And now you dare to disobey!"

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HTLTDRuinOfMe.wav

From the same as above: "Cowards! Traitors and cowards! You'll be the ruin of me and the ruin of the German people!"

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HTLTDvonWitzleben.wav

From the same 4/22/45 tantrum: "You saw the film I made of the executions? And how General von Witzleben's trousers fell down when they started hauling him up to a meat hook with piano wire?"

Webmaster's Note: It has since been confirmed that piano wire was not in fact used to hang those coup conspirators sentenced to death. They were hung in standard fashion using rope nooses, though these ropes were indeed fastened to meat hooks as a sinister symbolic act.

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HTLTDHitlerYouth.wav

Hitler decides to use the Hitler Youth to hold the approaches to Berlin against the full onslaught of the Red Army in order to buy time for General Wenck to cross them and lift the siege.

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HTLTDHitlerYouthDeaths.wav

From the above - Hitler: "The valour of these fifteen year olds, dying in their thousands, holding out until the arrival of Wenck, is the most solid guarantee of the safety of Berlin."

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HTLTDHoroscope.wav

Hitler reads a horoscope written for him by the astrologer Dr. Berendt to his secretary Traudl Junge and his adjutant.

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HTLTDJews.wav

Hitler makes a cold-hearted curt remark about the Jews: "Till a few years ago, I thought of making a clean sweep of all European Jews and lumping them on Madagascar or some other island. But today, I'm sure it's far better to exterminate them, right on the spot, wherever you find them."

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HTLTDMasses.wav

Hitler: "It's good fortune for the government that the masses don't think. Otherwise, human society as we know it might cease to exist."

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HTLTDMessiah.wav

Hitler: "I know there are people who are so fired by their enthusiasm for the resurrection of Germany that they look upon me as a second Messiah. I must point out to all these good people, with the utmost humility, that I am not a Messiah. A genius, but not a Messiah."

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HTLTDOpera.wav

Hitler: "You know, Goebbels, despite all our national 'Keep Fit' campaigns, some of our most talented singers have allowed themselves to become absurdly fat. It takes away half the joy of going to the opera. The German people will only reach the point of absolute racial superiority when Wagner's operas can be performed by all our singers completely naked."

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HTLTDStalin's'ColossalMistake'.wav

Hitler: "I'll tell you one thing, gentlemen: when Stalin decided to attack Berlin, he made the most colossal mistake of his life. I assure you that in front of Berlin the Russians will suffer the bloodiest defeat in recorded history."

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HTLTDWomen.wav

Hitler: "Love and devotion to a man are the highest virtues in a woman. Intelligence is not very important. My mother was certainly no genius, but she gave a great son to the German people."

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