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tv   Reel America The Making of the Nazi - 1943  CSPAN  April 2, 2020 1:16pm-1:28pm EDT

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weekend on c-span3. tonight, remarks from the annual lincoln forum symposium which takes place every november in gettysburg, pennsylvania. historians answer the question, what caused the civil war? american history tv, tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. during world war ii, the u.s. government contracted walt disney studios to create 32 short films. disney contributed to hundreds of training and informational films for service branchs and the office of war information. next on reel america, from 1943, education for death, the making of the nazi, based on a book with the same title, this cartoon lampoons the hitler youth. ♪
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♪ >> what makes a nazi? how does he get that way? well, let's look into the process. to begin with, nazi control over german child starts as soon as it's born. a young german couple has come to register the birth of their son. [ speaking german ] >> those documents are birth certificates, all the way back to their great grandparents.
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proving, of course, that they are pure aryan. the mother wants to call her son hans. >> here is the verboten list. hans seems to be okay for the time being. this is their hereditary passport, with space for four future children. a subtle hint, germany needs soldiers. as a reward, they get a copy of germany's best seller. now let's see what happens to one of hitler's children. kindergarten, and little hans learns thefairytales of the new order. remember sleeping beauty. hans was taught the wicked witch was democracy. and sleeping beauty, who can she
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be? here comes the prince. ♪ the prince is victorious. democracy has fled. the prince breaks the magic spell with a kiss. the beautiful princess is germany. and the brave, handsome knight, you know who he is.
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♪ >> the moral of this nazi fairy tale seems to be hitler got germany on her feet, slimed into
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t the saddle and took her for a ride. the distortion of this tale has its purpose many molding the young nazi mind. hitler becomes hans' idol. one day hans became sick. his mother is praying he get sick. he knows the unfit are taken away by the state and are never heard of again.
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[ speaking foreign language ] >> this superman has just reminded hans' mother that unless this stops, the state will have to step in and take over. hans recovered. back in school, he is giving his daily pledge to fight, obey and die for his fu fuhrer. hans' schoolteacher is about to give the class a lesson in natural history. ♪
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now let's see what they learned from this little lesson. [ speaking foreign language ] >> he said, the poor rabbit. is he out of his mind? [ speaking foreign language ] what would the fuhrer think of such a stupid answer? [ speaking foreign language ] >> now then, who can give the correct answer? the world belongs to the strong and to the brutal.
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the rabbit is a coward and deserves to die. we spit on the rabbit. nice kids. >> good. good. [ speaking foreign language ] >> he hates the rabbit. there's no room for weaklings. hans is learning fast. my, how he hates that rabbit. hans has come around to the correct nazi way of thinking. nice going, hey, adolf? [ speaking foreign language ] >> this lesson is the basis for the nazi creed. for germany will likewise destroy all weak and cowardly nations. germans are a super race. all others will be slaves.
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germans are unconquerable. they fear no one. listen to the fanatic cry. today, we own germany. tomorrow, the whole world. hans is now ready for higher education, as decreed by the fuhrer. ♪
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marching, hans grows up. in his is planted no seed of laughter, hope, tolerance or mercy. for him, only marching, marching, as the years grind on. manhood finds him marching. the grim years have begun their work. now, he is a good nazi. he sees no more than the party wants him to. he says nothing but what the party wants him to say. and he does nothing but what the party wants him to do. so he marches on with his millions of comrades, trampling on the rights of others. for now his education is complete. his education for death. ♪
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we're featuring american history tv programs as a preview of what's available every weekend on c-span3. tonight, we show you remarks from the annual lincoln forum symposium which takes place g g pennsylvania. historians answer the question, what caused the civil war. american history tv tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. each week, american history tv's reel america brings you archival films that provide context for today's public affairs issues. ♪


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