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The SS and the Occult (DVD) - Pen & Sword DVD - CBD2105CSN
The SS and the Occult (DVD)  - Pen & Sword DVD - CBD2105CSN


 
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Pen & Sword Digital; Running Time: 50 (mins), Documentary. Heinrich Himmler was the creator of the infamous Gestapo, the Waffen SS and the concentration camp network. Himmler was inspired by mystic visions, runes, horoscopes and a longing for a heroic German past which drove him to adopt an official policy which rested on an arcane set of beliefs in the occult roots of the Third Reich. This powerful film re-visits the sites most closely associated with Himmler and traces the development of his warped idealogy. The expansion of the SS was the brainchild of Heinrich Himmler. He was the driving force behind the whole dark edifice and was also a believer in the arcane and the occult who felt that Germany's future was shaped by powerful forces rooted in its pagan past. Himmler believed in astrology, ariosophy, cast horoscopes and developed a range of pseudomasonic rituals that he believed would help to drive his creation towards a new Aryan dawn. This powerful new study of Himmler and his SS Empire presented by Emmy AwardTM winning historian Bob Carruthers revisits this fascinating and often overlooked aspect of the Third Reich. The film incorporates rare footage and photographs with visits to the surviving SS sites today including the Thingplatz at Heidelberg and includes a glimpse the mysterious inner sanctum of the SS castle at Wewelsburg.