US Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024
Film Screening: “The Path to Nazi Genocide"
Jewish women and children from Subcarpathian Rus who have been selected for death at Auschwitz-Birkenau, walk toward the gas chambers in May 1944. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yad Vashem
Screening Times 10:15 a.m., 1:05 p.m., and 2:55 p.m.
This 38-minute film examines the Nazis’ rise and their consolidation of power in Germany. Using rare footage, the film explores their ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other victims. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis and their collaborators led a state to war and to the murder of millions of people.
Please note, screening times at the Museum are subject to change.
Registration Not Required
Jeremy Mendelson 202.488.6188
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Holocaust Encyclopedia: Third Reich
Both inside and outside Germany, the term “Third Reich” was often used to describe the Nazi regime in Germany from January 30, 1933, to May 8, 1945.
"Propaganda tries to force a doctrine on the whole people... Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and makes them ripe for the victory of this idea." Adolf Hitler wrote these words in his book Mein Kampf (1926).
Burdensome reparations imposed after World War I, coupled with a general inflationary period in Europe in the 1920s—another direct result of a materially catastrophic war—caused spiraling hyperinflation of the German Reichsmark by 1923.