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CLIP 3256

Nora Waln's view of pre-war Germany

Nora Waln's view of pre-war Germany

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Key Info
  • Nora Waln's view of pre-war Germany
  • Duration: 03:17
  • Norah Waln, an American living in Germany during the 1930s, describes her positive first impressions of Nazi Germany before the war. The film features reconstruction mixed with primary footage of Nora Waln's thoughts about pre-war Nazi Germany. This clip covers, in overview, the economic and social achievements of the Nazi party and support for the Fuhrer. To view how Norah Waln's views changed, see clip numbers 03271, 03272, 03273 and 03274.
  • Credits: Chronos, Bundesarchiv, Cresswell Research Services, Frau Eva Riehl, Imperial War Museum, British Movietone
  • Subject:



    Weimar and Nazi Germany

  • Keywords: support for Hitler, Nazi achievements, cult of the Fuhrer, Norah Waln, terror
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to investigate why there was so little opposition to the Nazis. In what ways was Germany successful under the Nazis? What elements of force do students notice in this clip? How does this clip help students to understand why there was so little opposition to the Nazis?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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