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The Architecture of Doom

DVD

119 minutes
Source: First Run/Icarus Films

The Architecture of Doom argues that a tremendously powerful motivation behind Nazism has been overlooked. This force was an extreme aesthetic aspiring to return beauty to the world, to counteract the miscegenation and degeneration that had defiled it, through sheer violence. Building on this Nazi cult of the beautiful, The Architecture of Doom examines Hitler's eccentric cultural ambitions for the Third Reich, and the profound influence his obsession--and personal failures--with art played in the development of the Nazi party. Its propaganda machine created a climate that made brutality acceptable. The film explores the rise and disastrous consequences of Nazism.

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