The Hidden Fuhrer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality

Overview

Was Adolf Hitler a homosexual? Lothar Machtan is a well-respected German historian who, in 2001, published a book called The Hidden Hitler, in which he speculated that the infamous Nazi leader was gay in his secret life. What was the basis for Machtan's theory? And how would our perspective on Hitler and the Third Reich be changed if he was in fact gay? The Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality is a documentary which offers an in-depth look at Machtan's book and the potential implications of ...
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Overview

Was Adolf Hitler a homosexual? Lothar Machtan is a well-respected German historian who, in 2001, published a book called The Hidden Hitler, in which he speculated that the infamous Nazi leader was gay in his secret life. What was the basis for Machtan's theory? And how would our perspective on Hitler and the Third Reich be changed if he was in fact gay? The Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality is a documentary which offers an in-depth look at Machtan's book and the potential implications of Hitler's homosexuality in terms of world history and the gay movement.
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Special Features

Is Hitler's sexuality important?; Historical outing; The gay community reaction; Machtan's motives; Hitler and the arts; Explaining Hitler; Fetishizing the Nazis
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • UPC: 712267250226
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 86,001

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lothar Machtan Participant
Geoffrey Giles Participant
Rudiger Lautmann Participant
Michael Bronski Participant
Lawrence Mass Participant
Ron Rosenbaum Participant
Rainer Herrn Participant
Ralf Dose Participant
Gertrude Weisker Participant
Gottfried Wagner Participant
Frederic Spotts Participant
Jonathan Petropoulos Participant
Michelangelo Signorile Participant
Peter McGough Participant
Peter Loewenberg Participant
Martin Duberman Participant
Cathy Renna Participant
Marlene Sanders Voice Only
Technical Credits
Fenton Bailey Director, Producer
Randy Barbato Director, Producer
Tommy Bowden Associate Producer
Craig Evans Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Frith Cinematographer
John Hoffman Producer
Eric Liljestrad Sound/Sound Designer
Bernhard Mehl Sound/Sound Designer
Christian Menofer Cinematographer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Michael Rose Cinematographer
Gabriel Rotello Producer
Caroline Stack Associate Producer
Blake West Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Sequence [1:28]
2. Fact or Rumor? [5:58]
3. Young Hitler [7:24]
4. Bold New Theories [9:08]
5. The Trenches [11:38]
6. The Women [8:10]
7. Wagner Obsession [6:15]
8. The Nazi Aesthetic [6:58]
9. Ernst Röhm [11:54]
10. Gay Persecution [5:39]
11. Gays in History [4:42]
12. End Credits [1:25]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   DVD Extras
      Is Hitler's Sexuality Important?
      Historical Outing
      The Gay Community Reaction
      Machtan's Motives
      Hitler & the Arts
      Explaining Hitler
      Fetishizing the Nazis
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