Ruins of the Third Reich - History of the Nazi Reich

Insights by film maker R.J. Adams on the rise and fall of the Third Reich as told through it's monuments, marching grounds and Castles @_rjadams

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NaziI bunker filmed in 1992, I went underground with my still camera and snaped these pictures.
After the fall of the wall in 1989, historians excavated Hitler's bunker, from where he had orchestrated 'total victory or total annihilation', got hitched, and then took his bride's life and then his own. From 1961 to 1989, the bunker had remained untouched in no man's land at the border between east and west. When historians went in, they found of wealth of treasures, like unlocking a time capsule: dinner menus, Nazi paintings, hair brushes, plates, and some rooms still in tact, including the children's room of the family Goebbels, with the wire bunk beds unmoved. Unfortunately, worried the site would become a Nazi shrine, the German authorities destroyed the bunker and built inoffensive and plain buildings over it. Nearby, a large Jewish Memorial is currently under construction. A great historical find was lost, but with sound reasons. The German people struggle hard with their legacy and the world transpires to never let them forget. One wonders why this, and future, generation(s) should be held accountable for the actions of their past generations, especially the longer the time passes. What makes exploring Berlin's bunkers so fascinating is that they were the bunkers of ordinary citizens, the people who held no political ideology and just got caught in the middle; every war has millions of such people. The remaining bunkers are located in suburban areas, surrounded by apartment buildings and offices, and even today, do not look out of place. Indeed, people walk past these buildings every day without giving them a passing glance; they are as much a part of Berlin's cityscape as any building.

Inside The Berghof Movie part 1
HITLERS BERGHOF The RAF bombed the area on April 25, 1945, and a little of Obersalzberg was damaged. Since then the government of Bavaria has gradually destroyed or buried almost every trace of the Berghof. This DVD is for the historian interested in the Obersalzberg and the Berghof. Its an insight in to the impressive building of huge historical importance which was destroyed by the Bavarian government in a bid to remove all traces of the NAZI party from the hill side. The former Gastehaus Höher Göll houses a museum chronicling the span of World War II. The nearby Platterhof hotel survived the war and restored by the US Army and renamed the General Walker Hotel. It remained in US as a recreation center until the late 1990s and was demolished in 2000. It was replaced by the new 5-star hotel, InterContinental Resort Berchtesgaden which was built nearby on the former site of Hermann Göring's chalet. Following the departure of the U.S. military, the Bavarian government has made every attempt to remove or bury every trace of the Berghof and other Nazi buildings in an effort to return the area to a vacation site. Nevertheless, it's unlikely that the mountain's historical relevance will ever be completely erased and will continue as one of Germany's most popular "war tourism" destinations.

WW2: German Surrender | Nazi Officers Surrender (April, 1945)
Event Date: April 1945 Place: Germany Copyright: Public Domain Duration: 00:13:19 Description: Two German boys and an old man push a cart laden with belongings past the camera. A family with cart pulled by a cow moves down a road. German soldiers, one of whom is barefoot, walk down the road. American soldiers resting. Red flags hang from windows in the town of Carlsbad. According to the NARA story card, the flags indicated the town's surrender to the Russians, who had not yet arrived. Low aerial shots of surrendered German troops and equipment. 01:19:19 Newly released British POW's smoke cigarettes and smile at the camera. A truckload of liberated French drives down the street. More red flags in windows; Soviet soldiers, including a woman, share cigars, talk, and laugh with Americans. German vehicles drive around a corner. 01:21:15 German officers surrender to American soldiers. 01:22:03 German officers turn arms over to Americans. Germans POW's ride a horse-drawn cart. Close-up shots of a German general. He speaks to and then salutes an American soldier. More shots of horse-drawn carts, cars, and bicycles carrying Germans, including officers. A long line of vehicles waits to surrender. 01:25:42 A good shot of a pile of surrendered arms, helmets, other equipment, and a Nazi flag. An officer walks up to the pile and discards three helmets. Two women talk to GIs who are unloading piles of arms from a truck. Close-up of an SS medal on a German's lapel. A large group of American Air Force personnel walk past the camera on an airfield. More shots of American soldiers and captured Nazi officers. 01:27:31 A Nazi officer salutes an American officer. In a garden setting, German Luftwaffe Colonel Hans-Ulrich Rudel and an aide talk to an American Air Force intelligence officer. The men get up (Rudel uses crutches) and walk into a house. 01:29:13 High ranking Nazis climb into a C-47 plane for evacuation to England. The Nazis are not named in the NARA story card and are only seen from the back. Hans-Ulrich Rudel was a highly decorated fighter pilot who had to have a leg amputated near the end of the war. He deliberately flew into the American zone to evade capture by the Soviets. After the war he lived in Argentina and returned to Germany in the 1950's. He continued to espouse Nazi ideology and wrote a pro-Hitler memoir, as well as a book condemning those members of the German army who had not supported Hitler. Unedited Color: Yes Image Quality: Good Accession Info: 2005.486.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in August 2005. Producer: US Army Air Force Source: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 18 SFP 9193 Original Format: 16mm Internegative, Silent, Color USHMM Format: DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS