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April 13, 2021 38 min

Lately, there have been headlines and comments among celebrities, news commentators and politicians to the effect – “This is how Hitler got into power!” or “This is why Nazism took over Germany!” So where is the truth? Are there analogies to be made between modern day America and the rise of Nazism? Can socialism and democracy co-exist? Is the term democratic socialist an oxymoron? Get ready for a deep dive into some cold, hard historical facts as we explore the answers to these difficult questions and most important, how Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or Nazi Party, rose to power.


  • The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer
  • Mein Kampf (My Struggle) by Adolf Hitler
  • Modern Times by Paul Johnson
  •  Documentaries

  • Hitler (2016) 
  • The Life of Adolf Hitler (2014)
  •  Weimar Films

  • The Blue Angel (1929 in German) with Marlena Dietrich
  • Metropolis (1927 Silent) directed by Fritz Lang
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 Silent) with Conrad Veidt
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