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Myth, Might & Murderer.

The Occult and the Nazi-Regime
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Overview

Genre
History and Politics
Synopsis

Aside from political and economic theories, the world view of Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and other Nazi leaders revolved around arcane, occult theories centring on the mythic hero figure and the destiny of the Aryan race as rulers of the world. These notions were not, however, the concoctions of a small elite circle, but were widely held and propagated in Germany since the turn of the century. Occult orders and lodges existed that were rabidly nationalistic and anti-Semitic to begin with, and the Nazis used these notions to provide the mythic underpinnings of their racist doctrines. They were used as a rationale for Himalaya expeditions in search of the ancient Aryans, the canonization of Bayreuth as a Germanic shrine and the structuring of the SS as an elite secret society. Thus they also paved the way to the Nazi laboratories and extermination camps. The film exposes the myths and occult foundations of the Third Reich.

Stage
finished
Running time
87 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
cinedoxx
Country
Germany
Years of Production
1998
Locations
Germany, Austria, France

Distribution Details

Release year
1998
Festivals
Jerusalem Film Festival a.o.
Broadcast (Prod.)
NDR
Language
German
Subtitles
English

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