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During Hitler's reign, he appeared in and was involved to varying degrees with a series of films by the pioneering filmmakerLeni Riefenstahl:
" Der Sieg des Glaubens (The Victory of Faith, 1933).
" Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will, 1934), co-produced by Hitler.
" Tag der Freiheit: Unsere Wehrmacht (Day of Freedom: Our Armed Forces, 1935).
" Olympia (1938).
Hitler was the central figure of the first three films, that focused on the party rallies of the respective years and are considered propaganda films, and features prominently in the Olympia film. Whether the latter is a propaganda film or a mere documentation is controversial, but it nonetheless perpetuated and spread the propagandistic message of the 1936 Olympic Games, depicting Nazi Germany as a prosperous and peaceful country.
" The World at War (1974) is a famous Thames Television series which contains much information about Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, including an interview with his secretary, Traudl Junge.
" Adolf Hitler's Last Days, from the BBC series "Secrets of World War II" tells the story about Hitler's last days during World War II.
" Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002) is an exclusive 90 minute interview with Traudl Junge, Hitler's final trusted secretary. Made by Austrian Jewish director Andr? Heller shortly before Junge's death from lung cancer, Junge recalls the last days in the Berlin bunker. Clips used in Downfall.
" Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) is a movie depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's death, starring Sir Alec Guinness.
" The Bunker (1978) by James O'Donnell, describing the last days in the F?hrerbunker from 1945-01-17 to 1945-05-02. Made into the TV movie The Bunker (1981), starring Anthony Hopkins.
" Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) is a two-part TV series about the early years of Adolf Hitler and his rise to power (up to 1933). Stars Robert Carlyle.
" Der Untergang (Downfall) (2004) is a German movie about the last days of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich, starring Bruno Ganz. This film is partly based on the autobiography of Traudl Junge, a favorite secretary of Hitler's. In 2002 Junge said she felt great guilt for "...liking the greatest criminal ever to have lived."
" Hans-J?rgen Syberberg's Hitler - Ein Film aus Deutschland (Hitler, A Film From Germany), 1977. Originally presented on German television, this is a 7-hour work in 4 parts: The Grail; A German Dream; The End Of Winter's Tale; We, Children Of Hell. The director uses documentary clips, photographic backgrounds, puppets, theatrical stages, and other elements from almost all the visual arts, with the "actors" addressing directly the audience/camera, in order to approach and expand on this most taboo subject of European history of the 20th century.
" Max (film) is a 2002 Drama movie, that depicts a friendship between art dealer Max Rothman (who is Jewish) and a young Adolf Hitler as a failed painter in Vienna.
Main article: List of Adolf Hitler books
Many books have been written about Adolf Hitler with his life and legacy thoroughly researched. See this list for an extensive annotated bibliography, containing also a list of works authored by Hitler.
Speeches and talk by Hitler
Main article: List of Adolf Hitler speeches
Hitler was a gifted orator who captivated many with his beating of the lectern and growling, emotional speech. Authentic though they may seem, Hitler's speeches were full of propaganda and rhetoric, used to touch a spot with his audience as a way to persuade them. While his early speeches were rather amateurish, over time Hitler perfected his delivery by rehearsing in front of mirrors and carefully choreographing his display of emotions with the message he was trying to convey.
Further information: Category:Adolf Hitler
" List of Dictators
1. ^ Origin and Popularity of the Name "Adolph" thinkbabynames.com
2. ^ Walter C. Langer, The Mind of Adolf Hitler, p. 246 (Basic Books: New York, 1972)
3. ^ Shirer, William L., The Rise And Fall of Adolf Hitler c 1961, Random House
4. ^ The War Against the Jews. Bantam. 1986
5. ^ Joachim C. Fest, The Drummer in The Face Of The Third Reich (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970; URL accessed June 11, 2005).
6. ^ Hitler dodged taxes, expert finds BBC News
7. ^ "Die ?bertragung der verantwortlichen Leitung eines mit den besten sachlichen und pers?nlichen Kr?ften ausgestatteten Pr?sidialkabinetts an den F?hrer der gr?ssten nationalen Gruppe wird die Schlacken und Fehler, die jeder Massenbewegung notgedrungen anhaften, ausmerzen und Millionen Menschen, die heute abseits stehen, zu bejahender Kraft mitreissen." Glasnost archives
8. ^ Robert S. Wistrich,Who's Who in Nazi Germany (New York: Routledge, 2002), p. 193.
9. ^ "There is no precise figure for the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. The figure commonly used is the six million quoted by Adolf Eichmann, a senior SS official. Most research confirms that the number of victims was between five to six million." How many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust? How do we know? Do we have their names?; FAQs About The Holocaust, Yad Vashem (URL accessed on January 3, 2006)
"Between 1942 and 1944, Nazi Germany deported millions more Jews from the occupied territories to extermination camps, where they murdered them in specially developed killing facilities" The Holocaust; Holocaust Encyclopedia, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (URL accessed on January 3, 2006).
10. ^ Shirer, William L., Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, ch. 29, The Allied Invasion of Western Europe and the Attempt to Kill Hitler lists 4,980.
11. ^ (Review, Excerpts) Schoeman, Roy. "Salvation Is from the Jews: The Role of Judaism in Salvation History", Ignatius Press 2004. ISBN 0-89870-975-X
12. ^ Portrait of a Demagogue AsiaWeek's interview with Bal Thackeray
13. ^ Hitler's Anti-Tobacco Campaign
14. ^ John Toland, Adolf Hitler, p. 741
15. ^ Hugh Trevor-Roper (ed.), Hitler's Table Talk, 1941-1944, section 66
16. ^ The Tramp and the Dictator. BBC. Accessed June 22, 2006.
17. ^ The Power of Speech by A. E. Frauenfeld. Calvin College
18. ^ The F?hrer as a Speaker by Dr. Joseph Goebbels. Calvin College