Cinema: A Film to Endure

Mein Kampf (Minerva; Columbia).

Adolf Hitler, like most nightmares, is a pleasure to forget. Nevertheless, the world in 1961 has apparently gained what might be called an anesthetic distance from the monstrous paperhanger, and has suddenly decided to re-examine the great plague he personified. The Eichmann trial is making headlines, and William L. Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich has been steadily topping the bestseller list. Now a Swedish Jew named Erwin Leiser has compiled from captured German film—newsreels, Nazi propaganda pictures, Wehrmacht battle films, secret police footage—this calm, fair,...

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