Monday, January 31, 2011

Mein Kampf (1961)

Notes: 1/31/11
Berlin 1945. Devastation. Backtrack to 1914. How it all began.
Intriguing old documentary footage detailing the history of Nazi Germany.
Scenes of children in the ghettos is frightening.
Concentration camp footage is moving and fascinating.
Not so much a story of Hitler, but more of what he created.

Review: B-
Candid documentary footage illustrates the rise of Hitler's Third Reich and the subsequent devastation of the Holocaust. Fascinating in parts, particularly the images of the concentration camp victims and survivors. While the title is borrowed from Hitler's own autobiography/manifest, there is not as much focus on the man as one might expect. Instead, the film serves as a lesson in the horrors or history and how they must never be repeated. Personally, I was expecting more.

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