I watch a lot of Nazi documentaries
Last night I couldn’t sleep. I had finished reading a book, and wasn’t ready to hit the pillow yet, so I flipped on the TV. I was’t expecting to be up long, so I didn’t watch any of the recorded things on my TiVo. So I flipped. I landed on the History Channel. There’s lots of good stuff on that channel.
As usual, they had a documentary on either Hitler or the Nazi party. There’s a lot of them on that channel, and over the years I’ve watched quite a lot of them. As usual, I got sucked in with this one, too. It was specifically about the Nazi party’s attempt to “validate” their claims on the superiority of the Aryan race. They sent a bunch of scientists to Tibet to the ‘Roof of the World’, to try and prove that the Aryan race which they believed was from the lost city of Atlantis had descendants of survivors spread out across the world.
I really have no idea why I watch so many of these. For awhile I used to theorize that it was because I have German blood in my ancestry. Over time I’ve come to discount that, because I never really pay much attention to my heritage in that regard. So I’m back to square one. Is it a train wreck kind of thing? I watch these because I know the outcome, and I know Hitler gets his ass kicked (eventually)? I’ve watched so many of these that it’s hard to find one that doesn’t have some angle on Germany, Hitler, the Nazi’s, Hitler’s Death, etc.. which I haven’t seen before. The most recent “new angle” one I watched was one that traced the lineage of Hitler’s family to modern day. That was pretty entertaining, as while Hitler isn’t known to have children of his own, he did have some company in the sibling department, so there’s a family tree from there.
Is there anyone else who seems to be sucked into watching these like I am?