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Seriously depressing viewing,
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This review is from: The Nazis - A Warning From History [DVD] (DVD)
...but also absolutely essential so that, as the other reviewers have said, this can never happen again. Nazism did not arise because the Germans are uniquely evil; it arose from a particular combination of historical circumstances and a unique individual. In other words, the potential for it to happen again is there. We have seen in our own time just how near the slippery slope we are, how petty ambitions and deliberate distortions of the truth can lead to invasion, destruction, concentration camps, torture and murder, all beyond the normal rule of law. We can never be too careful.
This outstanding series gives a great insight into the Nazi regime, how it ran (or rather didn't run) and why people who appear ordinary decent people were prepared to fight for it and to do dreadful things in its name. All praise to the BBC for getting some of these folk on camera - and profoundly disturbing to note the frequent lack of remorse. As I say, we can never be too careful.