Summary:DURING THE THIRD REICH SOME 200,000 MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED PEOPLE WERE MURDERED IN WHAT WAS CALLED THE "EUTHANASIA" PROGRAMME. THE FILM EXAMINES THE PROPAGANDA FILMS MADE BY THE NAZIS TO JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS. THE TWO MOST CONTROVERSIAL OF THESE FILMS WERE DESTROYED BY THE NAZIS AS THE WAR WAS ENDING. BUT THE PROGRAMME-MAKERS HAVE DISCOVERED THE ORIGINAL DIRECTORS' SCRIPTS OF BOTH FILMS AND SOME OF THE UNCUT RUSHES. THE FILMS, WHICH BOTH DIRECTLY ADVOCATE THE KILLING OF PATIENTS, PROVIDE A CHILLING INSIGHT INTO THE THINKING WHICH LED TO THE MASS MURDER OF THE DISABLED.
Description:How the nazis cinema industry was persuaded to present hitler's pro- euthanasia views. (note - this was called 'euthanasia and the third reich' previously.)