Overview of Germany, the German character, and lust for conquest
US propaganda film about "The German personality" and its national psyche and history.
Reel 1 shows panoramic views of the German countryside, its people, music, schools, offices, and factories ('a modern, educated, musical, industrious nation'); dead and living victims of Nazi concentration camps; crematoria, gas chambers, victims' clothing, and articles made of human skin; and victims of Nazi atrocities in Rome, Lublin, Belgium, and Malmedy. Describes the lack of democracy in medieval Germanic states through World Wars I and II focusing on an ideal German soldier named Karl Schmidt. Shows German "lust for conquest" with troops marching during World Wars I and II in contrast to US freedoms, equal rights, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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