Totalitarianism in Europe - Videos & Movies

  Hitler´s  Germany  and  Mussolini´s  Italy  

        These videos have been selected according to their historical content relevance and  their images. They are for you to watch, learn and enjoy; don´t give up if you don´t understand the telling contents: the documentary films weren´t selected mainly taking account of the English level.
        Anyway, most of them are not difficult, and some of them enable the subtitle option which could provide you a helpful support with some key words (but these transcriptions could contain some mistakes).

Walt Disney - Hitler´s cartoon

This is a Walt Disney-cartoon about nazis and their propaganda methods.

Ten Steps To Totalitarianism

The Ten Steps To Totalitarianism described by Naomi Wolf in her book, "The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot."

Rise of fascism

The nature and means of the rise of fascism in pre-war Europe and Japan. This is from a film commissioned by the US War Dept in c.1942 entitled "Why We Fight"

        "It is an interesting look at how the rise of fascism was received by most Americans contemporary to the period. It should also serve as a warning not to reach for desperate measures during desperate times, as people often want to do. Edited down for runtime as well as to focus on the methods fascism employed to enjoy such a meteoric (if brief) rise in world history".

  Mussolini's Speech - in English! (1929 Fox Movietone  Newsreel)

"Very rare footage of the Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, from March 1929. He speaks in English (!) -  Mussolini could speak English, French and German fluently, although he had very strong accent when speaking English."

Mussolini says (Roughly transcribed);
"I am very glad to be able to express my feelings to the American nation. Friendship which Italy looks to millions of citizens who from..... from Pacific to Atlantic..... United States is very deeply rooted in our hearts.
This feeling created by mutual interest in preparation of an even brighter era in the life of both nations. I agree - the wonderful energy of the American people and I feel....... my fellow citizens who are working to make America great.
I salute the great American people, I salute the Italians of America who unite in the love of the nation."

Fascism In Color - Mussolini In Power

This 5 part Documentary covers the rise of Fascism in Italy (about 9:10)

Fascism In Color - Mussolini In Power (Part 1/5) (about 9:10)

Fascism In Color - Mussolini In Power (Part 2/5) (about 9:10)

Fascism In Color - Mussolini In Power (Part 3/5) (about 9:10)

Fascism In Color - Mussolini In Power (Part 4/5) (about 9:10)

Fascism In Color - Mussolini In Power (Part 5/5) (about 9:10)

From radio and film to newspapers and publishing, the Nazi regime controlled every aspect of German culture from 1933-1945. Through Josef Goebbels' Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, the German state tightly controlled political messaging, promoting deification of the leader—the Führerprinzip—and the demonization of the ubiquitous and duplicitious "racial enemy."
        A new exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., examines "how the Nazi Party used modern techniques as well as new technologies and carefully crafted messages to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany."'s Michael C. Moynihan visited with museum historian and curator Steve Luckert to discuss the role and effectiveness of propaganda in the rise of fascism and what lessons can be drawn from the Nazi experiment in mass manipulation.

Apocalypse - The Rise of Hitler  by National Geographic

Hitler's rise to power was unexpected and devastating. But how could a political party so intolerant gain so much power under one man? Using historical newly colourised and impactful footage, Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler is a two-part documentary which takes a remarkable look into the Nazis' ascent, exploring Hitler's path from mediocre student and failed artist to totalitarian dictator.

National Geographic-  Apocalypse The Rise of Hitler Becoming Hitler   -1 of 2- (45:00)

    Documentary charting the dictator's rise to power, from his beginnings as a struggling artist in Vienna to his eventual demise in Berlin. The first episode focuses on Hitler's formative years and how his nationalistic diatribes were largely ignored, until the 1929 economic crisis put him and his ideas in the spotlight.

National Geographic - Apocalypse The Rise of Hitler :  The Fuhrer  -2 of 2- (45:00)

(Part two of two)    Hitler becomes chancellor in 1933 after the German economy collapses and sets out to ensure the Nazi party's members dominate every aspect of society. One year later, he is proclaimed Fuhrer.

"National Geographic Apocalypse- The Rise of Hitler (two part documentary)"
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by
National Geographic Channel.

Puedes verlo en español en:

1 -Apocalipsis el ascenso de Hitler (La amenaza)

 2  -Apocalipsis el ascenso de Hitler (El Fuhrer)

  Hitler's Children

"Never has a generation been so completely taken over by a totalitarian state as was the case in Hitler´s Third Reich: at the age of 10 children joined the "Jungvolk" movement, at 14 they joined the Hitler Youth, and at 18 they joined the party, the "Wehrmacht", the SA, or the SS.
This 5-part documentary (by Guido Knopp and the ZDF Contemporary History Department) is the first comprehen-sive film portrayal of the young people in the Third Reich. With in-depth witness statements and some previously unpublished archive material, the documentary demonstrates how Hitler succeeded in gaining power over "his children" through years of manipulation and focuses on the way the Nazis used children to conduct their war".

Hitler's Children - Seduction  - Episode 1 of 5 (48:00)

Hitler's Children - Dedication -  Episode 2 of 5 (48:00)

Hitler's Children - Education - Episode  3 of 5 (48:00)

Hitler's Children - War - Episode  4 of 5 (48:00)

Hitler's Children - Sacrifice - Episode   5 of 5 (48:00)