Hitler — Films from Germany

History, Cinema and Politics since 1945

  • Karolin Machtans
  • Martin A. Ruehl

Part of the The Holocaust and Its Contexts book series (HOLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Karolin Machtans, Martin A. Ruehl
      Pages 1-31
  3. Totem and Taboo

  4. Another Hitler

  5. Approximations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 244-251

About this book


The first book-length study to critically examine the recent wave of Hitler biopics in German cinema and television. A group of international experts discuss films like Downfall in the context of earlier portrayals of Hitler and draw out their implications for the changing place of the Third Reich in the national historical imagination.


Adolf Hitler cinema empire film Germany history television Third Reich

Editors and affiliations

  • Karolin Machtans
    • 1
  • Martin A. Ruehl
    • 2
  1. 1.Connecticut CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of CambridgeUK

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