Friday, February 18, 2011

SS Death Heads

In this documentary you will know some of the inner elites & services of german forces. Along with their ruthless adventure in central europe some keen interviews of the german infantry men who participated in the venture against Jews. Meantime victims & other witnesses of the mass killings make this documentary quiet informative.

The four standards of the Death’s Head SS, each of 9,000 men respectively, were responsible for the implementation of mass genocide in the Nazi extermination camps as well as for military actions characterized by incredible brutality.The selection and training of the “party soldiers”, most of them very young men, were designed from the very beginning to purge them of human compassion and a capacity for independent thought.

Until the very end, the men with the death’s head emblem were deployed in the focal points of the war. Not until the 9th May 1945, in Vienna, did they surrender – when the “Thousand Year Reich”, for which they had fought tenaciously and without mercy, was in ruins.

The film shows how people, who were originally by no means of a particularly extreme disposition, were schooled to place themselves, body and soul, in the service of unimaginable barbarity – and how or if these atrocities weighed upon the consciences of these willing henchmen.



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