Science And The Swastika

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Science And The Swastika

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Evil Is The Only Known Result

Their goals were simple: to triumph over the enemy and perfect the human race. Their methods were grisly: excruciating experiments on prisoners and the mentally ill, f-rced sterilization and the development of a weapon more deadly than had ever been conceived.

While Hitler's army may have been the most feared symbol of the Nazi regime, his use of the scientific community to further his ends was even more terrifying. Seemingly overnight, healers willingly became killers, men of reason turned fanatical in their quest for weapons of mass destruction.

Peer into this especially dark chapter of Nazi history, when the scientific pursuit of truth became lost in the white-hot glare of Hitler's twisted vision.

Episode 1: Hitler's Biological Soldiers

When the Nazis came to power, Jewish scientists were dismissed in favor of so-called "Aryan" scientists. Many were enthusiastic about their new status as influencers of government policy and relished their mission of perfecting the German race. What followed was an elaborate, ruthless campaign of "racial hygiene" - that very nearly succeeded.

Episode 2: The Deadly Experiment

How did German doctors willingly end up proposing genocide? Once the Nazis came to power, atrocities were allowed to flourish unchallenged. See how the country's renowned research institutes became literal chambers of horror, where terrible experiments were committed on human beings - with the approval of those in charge.

Episode 3: The Wrong Stuff

Hundreds of inmates at Dachau were the unfortunate victims of experiments conducted by German aviation medics. At war's end, ten doctors faced charges at Nuremberg. However, many others were spirited to the U.S.A. to join the military and space programs. Follow the blood trail to see how NASA's moon mission was contaminated by murder.

Episode 4: The Good German

Werner Heisenberg was one of Germany's leading physicists. When Nazi ideology took over science, he was among those researchers who fled to other countries. For those who stayed, enormous pressure was put on them to conform - and to develop the Atom Bomb. Follow the rise and fall of Heisenberg and other émigré scientists who lent their talents to the U.S. and Britain and witness the post-war moral dilemma faced by those who complied with the Third Reich.


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  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 19 2001
  • Production Year 2001
  • Empire SKU 44575
  • UPC Code 066805302558
  • Studio  BFS
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-SL


Bonus Documentary: A Campaign To Remember Hosted by Ted Koppell
Bonus Documentary: Newsreel Footage of the Liberation of Nazi Death Camps and the Aftermath
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  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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