Ordinary Fascism – Обыкновенный фашизм (1961 – Mikhail Romm)

This powerful Soviet documentary film by Mikhail Romm is probably the most insightful presentation on Nazi totalitarianism ever made. Romm used primary sources captured by the Red Army during the liberation of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Berlin. Third Reich archives used include Nazi SS officers’ journals, Hitler’s personal photo collection as well as copies of German fascist propaganda films. Ordinary Fascism is a vital documentary for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of the daily dynamics and internal mechanics of National Socialism. The full film can be seen on the CB FILMS site