The Goebbels Experiment

The Goebbels Experiment (2004) This chilling documentary relies on Joseph Goebbels’ dairy and rare film clips to trace the rise and ultimate demise of Goebbels and the Hitler regime. His early Nazi years were marked by a volatile personal relationship with Hitler. As Hitler’s propaganda minister, Goebbels goose-stepped behind Hitler’s eradication of political opponents, then led the campaign to eradicate Jews. As the Russians approached, Goebbels, in Hitler’s bunker, gave cyanide to his six children, then killed himself and his wife. The film concludes with gruesome photos of a charred Goebbels. Most frightening is how a psychotic pip-squeaker could propagate the Big Lie for so long.

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