Nazi Propaganda Films
A History and Filmography
About the Book
Hitler and the Nazis saturated their country with many types of propaganda to convince the German citizenry that the Nazi ideology was the only ideology. One type of propaganda that the Nazis relied on heavily was cinematic.
This work focuses on Nazi propaganda feature films and feature-length documentaries made in Germany between 1933 and 1945 and released to the public. Some of them were Staatsauftragsfilme, films produced by order of and financed by the Third Reich. The films are arranged by subject and then alphabetically, and complete cast and production credits are provided for each. Short biographies of actors, directors, producers, and other who were involved in the making of Nazi propaganda films are also provided.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 58 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008 
Table of Contents
1 “Martyrs” of the Nazi Movement 9
2 Triumph of the Will: The Odd Case of Leni Riefenstahl 18
3 The Eternal Forest: Blood, Soil, and Euthanasia 35
4 Hitler Youth: Soldiers for the Führer 41
5 The German Film Academy 48
6 Baptism of Fire: Nazi Germany at War 51
7 Surrounded by Enemies 93
8 The Eternal Jew: Anti-Semitic Films 118
9 The Great King 143
10 Black-Out: The Home Front, or, “That’s Not the End of the World” 151
11 Götterdämmerung: Kolberg and the Fall of the Third Reich 163
Appendix: A Who’s Who of Hitler Era Filmmaking 233
Book Reviews & Awards
“historically useful…well researched, nicely illustrated”—Classic Images; “the best book ever done on the subject…a must have…much recommended”—The Military Advisor; “notes and other references are significant”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “informative…unique”—Midwest Book Review.