Ruins of the Reich [Documentary] | 2,4 GB
Director: R.J. Adams | Studio: Shannon & Company | ASIN: B000PATNP8 | XviD 720 x 480 | 2904kb/s | 23.976fps | 192kb/s MP3 | 236 minutes
A unique then and now 4 part series tracing the rise and fall of Third Reich through it's massive buildings, monuments and rally grounds. By fusing first generation archival film together with colorful footage of each structure as it appears today, the Ruins of the Reich series is a chilling and fascinating journey into depths of what once was the Third Reich. A tremndous educational treasure trove.
Part 1 - Rise To Power
Begins with a tour of the sites that played key roles in Adolf Hitler's Rise to Power. Viewers will visit Munich's Feldherrnhalle, scene of the failed Nazi beer hall Putsch of 1923 and the infamous Hotel Hanslbauer, site of the bloody SA purge known as "The Night of the Long Knives" Other visits include President von Hindenburg's lavish Neudeck estate, the Tannenberg National Memorial as well as an in-depth tour of the Fuehrer's mountain top retreat known as "The Obersalzberg" You'll see the sprawling compound as it appeared during the Third Reich and as it appears today. Highlights include Hitler's Berghof, the small teehaus on the Mooslahnerkopf, the Platterhof Hotel, Bormann's Guest house, the Gutsof, Hermann Goring's Alpine Chalet, Albert Speer's design studio, the SS Barracks and the world renowned Kehlsteinhaus more commonly known as The Eagle's Nest.
Part 2 - The Glory Years
Focuses on the massive Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg. It's here that some of the largest structures of the Third Reich can still be seen today including Albert Speer's enormous Zeppelinfield grandstands, the mammoth Congress Hall, the Hitler Youth Stadium, the war memorial on the Luitpold Field and the sprawling granite road that stretches nearly a mile long. The viewer will also take an inside tour of Hitler's Bavarian headquarters known as "the Braun haus" where the 1938 Munich conference was held which ultimately lead to the occupation of the Sudentenland and the introduction of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich. The program concludes with an insight of Heydrich's career, his family, assassination, funeral and his clandestine grave site at the Invaliden cemetery in Berlin.
Part 3 - Occupied Territories
Occupied Territories continues with a tour of the former Nazi Occupied Territories of France and Poland. Highlights include the former Warsaw ghetto, Gestapo headquarters, the notorious Pawiak Prison and the massacre field in the Palmiry Forest. Then it's on to Krakow and Oscar Schindler's Enamel works factory and the infamous Plaszow labor camp.as well as Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka death camps. In France the tour continues with visits to several major fortresses along the Maginot Line including Fermont, Immerhof and Hackenberg. It's also here in Part 3 that viewers re-trace the steps of Adolf Hitler during the French surrender at Compiegne and his hastily planned tour of Paris which included the Eiffel tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the of Napoleon. The chapter concludes with a fascination tour of the massive German U-boat Pens and along the Atlantic coast and the gigantic German Gun Batteries on the Pas-de-Calais.
Part 4 - The Final Chapter
This part explores the historic series of events that lead to the fall of Hitler's thousand year Reich. Visits include the D-Day landing Beaches, General Rommel's western front headquarters and the Fuehrer's Hauptquartiers at Wolfsschlucht II and Wolfsschanze. The tour also visits to the various sites made famous during the Battle of the Bulge including Malmedy, Bastogne, the Remagen Bridge and the former Nazi Order Castle known as Vogelsang. In Berlin stops include Army General Headquarters, the execution chamber at Plotzensee Prison and Gestapo headquarters.
But without question the highlight of the "Ruins" series is the chilling inside tour of the completely intact Reichs Chancellery Bunker in Berlin. Filmed in June 1992 just moments before it was sealed for the final time, this rare film is the only known piece of footage in existence that shows how the colossal concrete structure appears today. As part of the new Chancellery Bunker system this massive underground fortress, which once connected to the Fuehrer Bunker gives viewers a truly accurate insight as to how Hitler's Bunker probably looked since both were practically identical in appearance.
“第三帝国”一词源于意大利末世神学家、佛罗伦萨教派创始人尤阿兴姆‧菲奥雷斯（Joachim von Fiores）与其他中古世纪神学家对圣经经文的解释，原初意义是指“圣父之国”（Reich des Vaters）、“圣子之国”（Reich des Sohnes）之后的“圣灵之国”（Reich des heiligen Geistes），即上帝拯救世界后，完美、无尽止、由圣父、圣子、圣灵统治、以基督为王的第三阶段神国（Reich）。
到了近代，"第三帝国"的概念已脱离神学领域，而被运用在浪漫主义文学甚至保守政治革命中。1923年阿图·莫勒·凡登布鲁克（Arthur Moeller van den Bruck）在“第三帝国”一书中主张创建一个取代魏玛共和国、同时在传统上与神圣罗马帝国（第一帝国）以及由普鲁士主导建立的德意志帝国（第二帝国）一脉相承的新国家。这个概念在魏玛共和国时代被反民主份子与激进右派团体（包括纳粹）广为引用。
根据一本由一位保守派作家亚瑟(Arthur Moeller van den Bruck) 所写的书，神圣罗马帝国是第一帝国, 1871-1918 普鲁士帝国为第二帝国。亚瑟认为魏玛共和国在1919年的失败后，德国人要为德国重夺荣耀，建立“第三帝国”。