What neo-Nazis have inherited from original Nazism | DW Documentary (neo-Nazi documentary)

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What resemblance do today’s ethnonationalistic ideologies bear to those which surged during the rise of the Nazis in the Weimar-era? Quite a lot, this documentary shows. Germany’s far-right neo-nazi scene is now bigger than at any time since National Socialism.

History may not repeat itself, but one can still learn from it. The years of the Weimar Republic were scarred by post-war trauma, political extremism, street fighting, hyper-inflation and widespread poverty. But they also saw economic boom, the establishment of a liberal democratic order and a parliamentary party system. Nobody could really imagine that the Nazis would brush aside the achievements of this young democracy just a few years later. But there were signs, warnings even that all was not well.

So how does that resonate today? How do today’s right-wing populist movements and parties achieve their political aims? Which slogans, images and stereotypes played a role then, and which ones are playing a role now?

The film also looks beyond Germany’s borders. How has Europe changed in the last few years and how have far-right movements been able to gain such influence? In the interwar period, democracies across the continent collapsed one after the other like a house of cards. What about today? Riding on the coat-tails of the political party the Alternative for Germany (AfD) the far-right has become a factor in both national and state parliaments, united by nationalist and often racist ideologies directly linked to those of the 1930s. At that time, global economic crisis and mass unemployment drove people straight into the fascists’ arms. So what will happen if crisis strikes now? Are our democracies and their achievements today any more stable than they were in the years before the Second World War?


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I hope no one fails their art school in vienna

Author — John Acer


The last time Germany went far right, they went far right into Poland.

Author — Gerald Veneracion


This documentary reminds me of a quotation from Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes."

Author — Anthony Starfield


if these guys take over, i have one advice for them, don't attack russia in the winter. wait until spring.

Author — Arlind Krasniqi


Germany: Lets be far right again didnt go wrong before

Author — Minedids 456X


God! please no more war I haven't finished my history book yet!

Author — Hi Content


Also interview people who have seen bombing in Dresden and rapes during allied control m

Author — Parminder Singh


We should learn from history and considerate the causes not the results.

Author — youness alibane


We have learned nothing from history history is destined to repeat itself if you're not careful..

Author — ska punk OI! alternative living


Solzhenitsyn explains it best. "You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the "Russian Revolution." It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators."

Author — 22grena


27:16 I can see why thats a concern to him. A person could be a German citizen but not German as their nationality.

Like an Indian person can be a German citizen but their nationality will remains Indian.
That would make them immigrants from said different nation.
The concern probably arises because said Indian-german family may not follow the German culture but instead bring theirs to them.
He claims in some decades, German traditions will disappear simply because not many immigrants would follow it.



It’s funny that the neo-nazi leader looks Jewish

Author — Curly Hair HJ21


Lol, they called the Weimar Republic a "peaceful democracy"...oh wow lol

Author — Sir Daniel Fortesque


Look at the German destruction and economy after ww1 and the prosperity and happiness during national socialist rule of germany.

Author — Parminder Singh


It’s like a Reconquista 🇪🇸 but in German version 🇩🇪

Author — Hector Jr. Official


Fake written history by winners can't insult martyrs patriots more.

Author — Parminder Singh


"Jews did not belong even if their families had been in Germany for generations"

In contrast to Jewish national Ideology in which Arabs and Palestinians who have for generations lived in Israel and surrounding areas do not belong their.

Author — Keith Makan


"Look - normal, everyday citizens are scared of immigration. These perfectly nice, otherwise well-adjusted Germans have no choice but to adopt a genocidal, fascist, expansionist ideology. You elites just don't understand the common folk."

Author — neurosci guy


Far right or left is bad there needs to be a balance but unfortunately it’s impossible

Author — that_missing_link


They using Babylon Berlin theme in the background...

It’s time to rewatch the show

Author — AlexisDraxler