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The Hitler Chronicles - Blueprint for Dictators

Does this sound familiar: Creating political fatigue with media savvy populist theses, post-factual arguments and mere lies, with emotional appeals ridiculing democratic processes, defaming opponents? It is not new. While seeing such signs repeat themselves is disturbing, it can also inspire us to fight abuse and apathy.

The CHRONICLES relates the life of Adolf Hitler as it interacts with and responds to Austrian and German society as well as the national and international political currentsw during the first half of the 20th century.

This film gathers visual materials starting from 1889 and tells for the first time ever the whole story of Hitler's life from cradle to grave. It makes no attempt at a speculative psychological interpretation of Hitler's actions, his rise to power and his criminal acts. The makers instead see the "F├╝hrer" as a willingly accepted projection of a large part of German nationalist circles. In these traditionally authoritarian sections of society, Hitler's actions and those of his followers express and highlight a latent chauvinistic consciousness, which ultimately led to the catastrophe of World War II and the Holocaust. The writer and producer avoid giving the viewer answers, and allow the viewer to confront the contradictory statements of contemporaries with others, including Hitler's, and limit the commentary to established facts.

The CHRONICLES are produced with minimal narration, and no editing within archival footage. Many of the historic film sources have been scanned again in high definition and are restored where possible.

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The Hitler Chronicles - Blueprint for Dictators includes the following titles:

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Focuses on Hitler's early life and his rise to leader of the Nazi Party.

First Hand Films | 2018 | 50 minutes
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The Nazi Party's rise to power, and the early years of the Nazi regime.

First Hand Films | 2018 | 50 minutes
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Germany leads the world into war.

First Hand Films | 2018 | 50 minutes
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Hitler continues his murderous regime until the world is finally able to defeat him.

First Hand Films | 2018 | 50 minutes

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