The disgusting film "Triumph of the Will" ranks down with the book
"Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler and with "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl
Marx and the little "Red book" by Mao (each also available). http://rexcurry.net/filmrev-triumph-of-the-will.html
and see the review of "Mein Kampf." http://rexcurry.net/book-rev-mein-kampf.html
Many people try to single out Hitler as unique, but it is unfortunate
that he was matched or surpassed in monstrosity as a member of the socialist
trio of atrocities (Hitler, Mao, Stalin) that led to the socialist Wholecaust
(of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million killed by the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics, ~50 million by the Peoples' Republic of China,
~20 million by the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/socialists.html
The National Socialist German Workers' Party and the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics joined as allies in 1939 to invade Poland in a pact
to divide up Europe. Before, during and after the National Socialist German
Workers’ Party, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics killed even more
people. The Peoples’ Republic of China then followed with more slaughter.
Stalin, Mao and Hitler qualify as a true tragedy. The slaughter was
so large that Holocaust Museums would quadruple in size and scope as Wholecaust
Museums. Fight the Holocaust deniers and the Wholecaust deniers. http://rexcurry.net/wholecaust-museum.html
The 1934 film, directed by Leni Riefenstahl, was propaganda
for the sixth annual congress of the National Socialist German Workers'
Party in Nuremburg. The film had a big impact on Germans, especially young
In both the film and in the book "Mein Kampf," the word "socialist"
is used constantly throughout to promote the dogma. The words "fascist"
and "Nazi" are never used -not a single time- in reference to the National
Socialist German Workers' Party.
The socialist cliches are so thick they are comic, and it is impossible
to forget (once it is heard) the phrase "Present Shovels!" barked to the
industrial army of adoring "worker-soldiers" each carrying his G.I. shovel
as though it was a gun. The only thing missing at that point of hilarity
is a choreographed dance routine with the ditch-diggers. (Who could resist
mentioning here that Hitler had a family name of schickelgruber?).
The glorious comrades needed their "weapons" to shovel all the socialist
manure piling up in "Triumph." It is unfortunate that the shovel army
was later used to bury the victims of the incredibly deadly dogma.
"Triumph" contains references to God, and Hitler informs the assembled
masses that he is on a God-given mission and that "the Party will be like
a religious order." Hitler was a preying person.
The similarities are terrifying when compared to dogma preached by
Francis Bellamy and Edward Bellamy in the USA from 1888. Francis
Bellamy was a preacher, and both Bellamys were part of the "Society of
Christian Socialists." The Bellamys were self-proclaimed national
socialists who supported the "Nationalist" magazine and the "Nationalist
Educational Association" in the USA three decades before the Nazis began.
The Bellamys idolized the military and openly advocated "military
socialism" to create an "industrial army" to nationalize the entire economy,
including all schools. Francis Bellamy created the straight-arm salute
as part of the original pledge of allegiance to the USA's flag as discovered
by the historian Dr. Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html
It salute did not come from ancient Rome. Photos can be viewed via a web
search for "original socialist salute" and at http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
Francis Bellamy wanted flags in government schools to promote nationalization
and socialism. It was a philosophy that led to the socialist Wholecaust
(of which the Holocaust was a part) where millions were murdered.
That is why the Bellamys are known as America's Nazis.
Government schools teach that the pledge was created to sell flags
to schools and Francis Bellamy is described as an advertising pioneer.
That is a whitewashed piece of the whole story. A better description
is that Bellamy was a propaganda pioneer, comparable to Leni Riefenstahl.
"Triumph" shows repetitive use of the infamous straight-arm salute
of the National Socialists. Some scenes appear to show the straight-arm
gesture delivered with a military-style salute to the heart before extending
outward, or after retracting. That also has a prior history in variations
on the pledge of allegiance in the USA.
The salute appears in Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will (1935)
and Olympia (1938). The impact of the 1935 film gave many people the misimpression
that the gesture originated with the National Socialists in Germany.
Later, in 1937's Scipione l’Africano, director Carmine Gallone used the salute
as visual tool to turn Mussolini into a new Scipio. Later still, the "Roman"
salute myth was enlarged in Quo Vadis (1951 Mervyn LeRoy) whose triumph
sequence is modeled on Triumph of the Will, replete with the socialist salute.
The film includes soundbites of Bellamyisms from speeches given by
various national socialists. The film tries to show how the German people
pledged their loyalty to the Nazi-Sozis. In keeping with their socialist
dogma, Hitler is praised as an "epitome of altruism" and the speakers
refer to each other as "comrades" who will cause a "revolution of the people
and workers" to end "class struggle" and create "egalitarianism."
Many people forget that "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers'
Party" because the shorthand is overused by media mouthpieces who never
say the actual name of the Party. A good mnemonic device is that
the swastika was used as intermeshed "S" letters for "socialism" under
the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, a news-breaking discovery
by the Dr. Curry. http://rexcurry.net/swastikanews.html
The film shows repetitive use of the word "victory" which in German
is "sieg" and related to the "S"-shaped "sieg" rune used in their symbols
in the film, including the Hakenkreuz. The book "Mein Kampf" might
contain Hitler's only written comments about the "swastika." It is a brief
section and can be interpreted as Hitler stating that the Hakenkreuz was
used as alphabetic symbolism of overlapping “sig” or “sieg” runes representing
"S" letters for "socialism" or the "socialist victory."
Although the swastika was an ancient symbol for "good luck" in India,
that is not why it was used by the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
The swastika as a symbol for "socialism" is also shown elsewhere in many
of their posters, flags, banners, books, medals and other paraphernalia.
Adolf Hitler's signature evolved into "S Hitler" for "socialism" as shown
in a recent discovery by Dr. Curry.
Here is another interesting fact: the word "swastika" does not appear
in the film nor in the book (in the German version). Only the term "Hakenkreuz"
(hooked cross) is used. "Swastika" was a bad English translation of "Hakenkreuz."
The film also shows other symbols that most people have never seen
and never will.
Some educated socialists (socialists who know the origin of the pledge)
laugh at so-called conservatives who support robotic pledging in government
schools, because socialists know that most "conservatives" in the USA
have been duped into supporting socialism and are ignorant of the pledge's
socialist origin. Conservatives don't arise each morning to gather with
neighbors and robotically chant, as they only "love" the pledge when government's
schools lead children in robotic chanting every morning for twelve years
of their lives upon the ring of a bell, like Pavlov's lapdogs of the state.
The Bellamys advocated a government takeover of education. After
the government took over education, segregation was imposed by law and
became institutionalized by government in its schools and racism was taught
as official policy. During that time children in government-schools were
required by law to salute the flag with the straight-armed salute in military
formation daily on the ring of a government bell, like Pavlov’s lapdogs
of the state. It is an ominous parallel that is covered-up in government
schools in the U.S. and neither the schools nor the media will ever show
a historic photograph of the original pledge of allegiance.
The bizarre practices served as an example for three decades before
they were adopted by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. Two
years after "Triumph," Jesse Owens competed in the 1936 Olympics in Germany,
while his fans attended segregated government schools where they saluted
the flag with the Nazi salute. As under Nazism, Jehovah's Witnesses
(and blacks and the Jewish and others) in the USA were required by law to
perform the Nazi salute in the USA and robotically chant the pledge. If
they refused, then they were expelled from government schools and had to
use the many better alternatives. There were also acts of physical
The shovel brigade in "Triumph" is a reminder of how the National
Socialists built highways as make-work programs and government boondoggles.
It is an ominous parallel that the USA followed the example.
During the period of the National Socialists in Germany, the USA's
federal government was growing massively and attempting to nationalize
the economy in many ways. The US Supreme Court struck down much of
the copycat legislation as unconstitutional until justices were pressured
by the "switch in time that socialized nine" under the USA's worst president,
the socialist FDR.
In 1935, the USA's government stepped onto the same path with the
social security scam and its Nazi numbering at the height of Nazi power
Some modern proposals for social security reforms would invest social
security taxes in private businesses and provide an avenue for the government
to nationalize all private businesses in addition to schools. It is a scheme
that would impress the Bellamys. It is an avenue that President Bush advocated
that would nationalize the entire U.S. economy. Republican-socialists support
the Nazi-like scam because they don't have the ethics nor intellectual honesty
to do the right thing: end government involvement in education, and end
the social security scam, its taxes and its Nazi numbering.
After WWII ended, the government's schools in the USA continued segregation
and racism, stopping in the 1960's. The USA also continued its Nazi
numbering and its robotic pledge, with no stopping.
Thereafter, the Bellamy legacy caused more police-state racism of
forced busing that destroyed communities and neighborhoods and deepened
Today, the USA numbers babies, and government schools demand the
numbers for enrollment, and the numbers track homes, workplaces, incomes,
finances, and more, for life. School laws still tout the daily pledge,
a bizarre ritual shunned by every other country.
The film's cinematragraphy shows how socialism is pure Hollywood.
Socialism is conceited politician-actors delivering prepared lines
and pretending to create food, clothing, and shelter on film. In the
reality off camera, their socialism destroys food, clothing and shelter and
kills millions. To Hell with Hitler, his socialism and all socialism.
Overall, the film and the book that preceded it are both terrifying.
Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (August 22, 1902 – September
8, 2003) produced films for Adolf Hitler. She was given the nickname "Leni"
as a reference to V. I. Lenin (who died years earlier, in 1924).
The nickname started after joking remarks concerning the relationship between
the leader of German National Socialism and his twin, the leader of Soviet
Socialists "Joseph Stalin." "Stalin" means "steel" and "Riefenstahl"
means "scoring steel." The nickname with Leni's last name was a reference
to the effect of her film work for socialism.
Kopf Hoch, Johannes! (1941?)
"Chin Up, Johnny!" is about Johannes, a boy from a privileged family,
just the kind of boy that was reviled as bourgeois by the National Socialist
German Workers' Party. He doesn't understand the importance of "kamaradeschaft"
(comradeship) and sacrifice. It seems he is initially resistant to joining
the Hitler Youth (HJ), but ultimately is sent to an HJ camp where at last
he becomes a dedicated Hitler Junge.
(Der) Marsch zum Fuehrer/The March to the Fuehrer (1940)
Der Marsch zum Fuehrer
("The March to the Fuhrer") produced
in 1940. Der Marsch, approximately one hour in length, shows actual Hitler
Youth marching toward Nuremberg for the annual Party Day Rally. Each summer
thousands of Hitler Youth (HJ) marched from their hometowns down German
roads to meet en mass at Nuremberg to join in the yearly Nazi Party Congress.
Goebbels in 1940 produced this film memorializing the HJ as they join in the
meeting. The film includes a segment about one HJ member dining with a host
family at a pause in the trip; the family asks questions and the youngster
tells the audience about the HJ and the meeting. The main event in the film
is the rally, with speeches by Hitler and Baldur von Schirach, the head of
the HJ. The climax of the year for National Socialists and older HJ
members was the annual Nuremburg event.
The German government still follows some policies of the National
Socialists in that it dictates what films may be shown, and it does not
permit the general display of many films like these in Germany. They are
sometimes used for restricted "educational" purposes. Sometimes excerpts
are shown in documentaries.
Victory of Faith ? (Sieg Des Glaubens) http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg
Triumph of the Will ?
Faith ? (Sieg Des Glaubens) http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg
Triumph of the Will ?
Leni Riefenstahl's film "Triumph of the Will" is shown in a poster that
also shows the UFA symbol for Universum Film AG. http://rexcurry.net/filmrev-triumph-of-the-will.html
The UFA was the principal film studio in Germany during the Weimar Republic
and through World War II.
The UFA symbol reflects similar stylized alphabetical symbolism to that
of the swastika's use as crossed S-letters for "socialism" under the National
Socialist German Workers Party (NSGWP), as shown in the work of Dr. Rex Curry
(author of "Swastika Secrets"). http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg
UFA was created in November 1917 in Berlin as a government-owned (socialist)
producer of World War I propaganda and public service films. It was created
through the consolidation of most of Germany's commercial film companies,
including Nordisk and Decla.
In 1921 UFA was de-socialized (privatized).
UFA work included that from the studio of the bergfilm, a German genre that
romanticized mountain climbing, downhill skiing, and outdoor activity.
Examples of the bergfilm genre are The Holy Mountain (1926) and White Ecstasy
(1931), notable for the appearance of Austrian skiing legend Hannes Schneider
and a young Leni Riefenstahl.
UFA was taken over by Alfred Hugenberg in March 1927. Hugenberg was connected
to Krupp and sympathetic to the National Socialist German Workers Party, and
the company became a producer of propaganda films for Socialism after Adolf
Hitler took power in 1933. Joseph Goebbels' ministry of propaganda controlled
the content of UFA films through political pressure and threat. Because of
that environment, Fritz Lang, like many of his UFA colleagues, would soon
leave Germany to work in Hollywood.
During the 1930s, as the National Socialist Party gained power, UFA produced
odious examples of anti-Semitic and socialist propaganda. In 1937 the Nazis
bought up 72% of UFA's shares. In 1942 the company was totally nationalized/socialized
by the Third Reich as a socialist monopoly under which were absorbed
all other production and distribution companies and studio facilities active
at that time.
A photograph shows writer-director Fritz Lang and his wife, writer Thea
von Harbou, who together created many of UFA's most noted films, in their
Berlin apartment in 1923 or 1924. Note the Hakenkreuz/swastika motif in the
wall-hanging and in the table. http://rexcurry.net/Universum_Film_Ufa_Fritz_Lang_Thea_von_Harbou1923.jpg
Triumph of the Will ? http://rexcurry.net/daniel-ruth-tampa-tribune-pledge.jpg
Triumph of the Will? http://rexcurry.net/daniel-ruth-tampa-tribune-pledge.jpg
Victory of Faith? (Sieg Des Glaubens)