In 1932, Fox Helped Make Propaganda Films for Hitler

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    Oct 03, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    In 1932, Fox Helped Make Propaganda Films for Hitler


    http://www.infowars.com/in-1932-fox-helped-make-propaganda-films-for-hitler/
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    Oct 03, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    ...and quickly realized his mistake with his involvement with Mussolini's son (not the dictator):
    wikipedia on Vittorio MussoliniAfter the war, Mussolini emigrated to Argentina, later returning to Italy.[2] Vittorio was briefly involved with Hal Roach in a company that was named RAM Pictures (for "Roach and Mussolini"), although Roach bought himself out of the deal after being heavily ostracized within Hollywood.[3] He was the editor of the film journal Cinema, and was involved with the Italian film studio Cinecittà.
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    Oct 03, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    I know of him (I love to read encyclopedias), and I also know of Leni Riefenstahl's audience with him and Walt Disney.

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1623/was-walt-disney-a-fascist

    wikipedia on Hal RoachHal Roach, Sr. was called to active military duty in June 1942, at age 50, and the studio output he oversaw in uniform was converted from entertainment featurettes to military training films. The studios were leased to the U.S. Army Air Forces, and the First Motion Picture Unit made 400 training, morale and propaganda films at "Fort Roach." Members of the unit included Ronald Reagan, Alan Ladd and others.
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    Oct 03, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    The new WWII memorial in DC was originally contracted to a company that worked for Hitler.

    German builder's contract for WWII memorial raises ire It's immoral, Holocaust survivors say.


    WASHINGTON, D.C.--They were enemies during World War II: the American soldiers struggling to defeat a fierce German military and Germany's Philipp Holzmann construction company, which was racing to complete a Nazi aircraft factory with the aid of slave labor.

    Now, in the latest flap over a World War II monument planned for the National Mall National Mall: see National Parks and Monuments (table). , U.S. officials have awarded a construction contract to Holzmann's U.S. subsidiary, which it bought in 1979.

    "When I found out about it, I said, `This is the United StatesUnited States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.

    This is impossible,' " recalled Jack Brauns, 76, a retired physician who lives in Covina, Calif., and who was among the forced laborers at Holzmann.
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    Oct 03, 2010 10:43 AM GMT
    metta8 saidIn 1932, Fox Helped Make Propaganda Films for Hitler


    http://www.infowars.com/in-1932-fox-helped-make-propaganda-films-for-hitler/


    But all those people are probably dead now. Can we move on? I don't blame Germany for killing all my great grandmother's siblings. So I don't expect anyone to chastise FOX for what people did 70 years ago. Moreover, 1932 predates Hitler's inimical regime. His party was not in power until 1933.
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:29 PM GMT
    But Jake, it's not a matter of blame on the original people.
    same articleAs the philosopher George Santayana rightly observed in 1905, “when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”


    What would be more interesting to me is how those films influenced German voters...probably impossible to gauge at this time.

    And you should read some more Nazi tactics about the years between 1927-1932.
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure Gretchen Carlson is Eva Braun's granddaughter.