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Dear Uncle Adolf: The Germans and Their Fuehrer

Synopsis
More than any other documents, it is the personal, private letters written by the German people to Adolf Hitler that provide the most intimate details of the Third Reich. A treasure trove of more than 100,000 such letters was recently found, hidden in a secret Russian archive. The uncensored letters, which include declarations of loyalty, love letters and occasional words of protest, reveal the true feelings of the German people - their hopes, longings and fears. Women who wrote particularly ardent letters were monitored by the Gestapo as Hitler feared that his cult of personality could lead to a destabilisation of home life in the Reich. As his power became absolute, so the tempo of the letters increased. Like a seismograph, they reflect the changing mood in Nazi Germany, and the highs and lows of the German spirit, from 1932 to 1945.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
History
Keywords
Hitler, Adolf; public opinion; social history; World War II

Credits

Director
Michael Kloft

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$24.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
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Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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