I appreciate the subject.
"Double Headed Eagle" is a decent documentary and has a lot of rare footage. A companion to this would be Erwin Leiser's "Swastika", which has Hitler speaking in English on the Eva Braun films using lip reading techniques. Both are good but I prefer "Swastika" over "Eagle".
"The Nazis: A Warning From History" by Laurence Rees is most excellent.
**One of the best docs I ever saw was the original broadcast of William L. Shirer's "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", not the hacked up piece sold today, but the uncut version which contained interviews with his early associates like Otto Strasser and Ernst Hanfstaengl, Kurt von Schuschnigg, Hjalmar Schacht, and Erich Kempka, not to mention many clips of the famous author Shirer himself, who speaks about his experiences. TNT network rebroadcast it as a "special TV event" in 1993 which I recorded onto VHS tape. I still have it and the hacked version sucks by comparison. Truly one of the best and my all time personal favorite.
Others on my list include:
"Good Morning Mr. Hitler" featuring historian Robert Wistrich. Color. Munich in 1939.
"The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler" Alan Bullock and others.
"Black Fox: The Story of Adolf Hitler" narrated by Marlene Dietrich. old, but good.
"The Private Life of Adolf Hitler" (1960's) grainy, but has interviews with Paula Hitler and Julius Schaub
"The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler" (History Channel 6 part doc) "seducer", "dictator", "criminal", etc...
"Hitler's Henchmen" Guido Knopp and History Channel - in all, a 10 part series.
"Hitler's Warriors" Guido Knopp and History Channel. 5 parts doc.
"The SS" History Channel 6 part series. "Struggle for Power"(Röhm), "Death's head" (Totenkopf), Waffen-SS, Heydrich, Himmler, "Odessa".
"Hitler's Managers" " " " 5 part....Speer, Milch, Porsche, Krupp, ? (can't remember last)
"Hitler's Women" 5 part history channel doc. Winifred Wagner, eva braun, Magda Goebbels, Leni Riefenstahl, Zara Leander
"Hitler's Family" with historian Timothy Ryback (who wrote book "Hitler's personal library"), excellent
"The Occult and the Third reich" 5 part doc. excellent...one feels this is based on book by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
"The Nazi Expeditions" excellent..on the SS-Ahnenerbe organization..Tibet, South America, Aryan race, Nazi anthropology etc..
"Hitler: A Career" (3 hours) based on bio by Joachim C Fest. excellent.
"Gestapo" 3 part history channel doc. "ok"
"The Nazis and the Occult" which has interviews with Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke and Dusty Sklar who wrote books on the subject.
"Triumph of the Will" excellent Nazi doc.
"Victory of Faith" lost but found 1933 Rally - excellent Nazi doc....rare footage of Röhm, Streicher, Liebel, others.
"Ordinary Fascism" (Soviet doc. on nazis..what did Communist russia think of hitler and the nazis?)...very rare footage. highly recommended but hard to find in English.
"Germany Awake!" based on book "Nazi Cinema" by Erwin Leiser. excellent study of Nazi propaganda /feature films.
"The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl" doc. on the great filmaker. excellent.
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