In Search of History Series
Hitler and the Occult
This video discusses the role of occult ideas on Hitler and the Nazis. You will need to consider several questions as you view the documentary and research some of the people and ideas appearing in it. What is the credibility of the individuals appearing in the documentary? What is the credibility of the artifacts? Keep these questions in mind as you write your critique.
1. What is the view of the Occult in this documentary? Does it view occultism as merely a group of esoteric ideas or does it accept the possibility that occult powers actually exist?
2. How was Nazism connected to occultism?
3. Who is Dusty Sklar and what are her credentials? What ideas does she contribute to the documentary?
4. Who is George Mosse and what are his credentials? What ideas does he contribute to the documentary?
5. Who is Ken Anderson and what are his credentials? What ideas does he contribute to the documentary?
6. What is the swastika and what was its role in Nazism?
7. What is the Blood Flag and what was its role in Nazism?
8. What is the Spear of Destiny and what was its role in Nazism?
9. Who were the other Nazis who believed in the occult and what influence did they have on Hitler?
10. Who was Erik Jan Hanussen and what was his importance to Hitler?
11. What was occult anti-semitism?
12. Why did the Nazis want to create a super race of Aryans?
13. What was the role of astrology in the career of Hitler and Nazism? Who was Karl Kraft?
14. What was the role of apocalyticism in the worldview of Nazism and Hitler?
15. What were the occult roots of Nazism’s war on the Jews?
16. How does the documentary end?
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