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The Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality (2004)

TV Special | 81 min | Documentary

German historian Lothar Machtan proposed in his book that Hitler may have been gay and his desire to keep it a secret motivated many of his actions. This film details Machtan's explorations and provides other historians a chance to refute ...See moreGerman historian Lothar Machtan proposed in his book that Hitler may have been gay and his desire to keep it a secret motivated many of his actions. This film details Machtan's explorations and provides other historians a chance to refute Machtan's conclusions. Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com See less
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Jun 17, 2004 (United States)

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Marlene Sanders
Himself - Narrator (voice) Himself - Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Adolf Hitler
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Lothar Machtan
Himself - Author of 'Hitlers Geheimnis: Das Doppelleben eines Diktators' Himself - Author of 'Hitlers Geheimnis: Das Doppelleben eines Diktators'   See fewer
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Michael Bronski
Himself - Author of 'The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Struggle for Gay Freedom' Himself - Author of 'The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Struggle for Gay Freedom'   See fewer
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Lawrence Mass
Himself - Author of 'Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America' Himself - Author of 'Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America'   See fewer
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Frederic Spotts
Himself - Author of 'Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics' Himself - Author of 'Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics'   See fewer
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Geoffrey Giles
Himself - Author of 'Students and National Socialism in Germany' Himself - Author of 'Students and National Socialism in Germany'   See fewer
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Michelangelo Signorile
Himself - Radio Host, Sirius OutQ Himself - Radio Host, Sirius OutQ   See fewer
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Friedrich-Paul von Groszheim
Himself - Gay Survivor of Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp Himself - Gay Survivor of Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp   See fewer
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Rochus Misch
Himself - Adolf Hitler's telephone operator Himself - Adolf Hitler's telephone operator   See fewer
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Rüdiger Lautmann
Himself - Sociologist, Universität Bremen Himself - Sociologist, Universität Bremen   See fewer
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Ron Rosenbaum
Himself - Author of 'Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil' Himself - Author of 'Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil'   See fewer
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Rainer Herrn
Himself - Scientific Director, Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft Himself - Scientific Director, Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft   See fewer
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Magnus Hirschfeld
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Ralf Dose
Himself - Director, Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft Himself - Director, Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft   See fewer
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Rudolf Hess
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Gertraud Weisker
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Eva Braun
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Gottfried Wagner
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Winifred Wagner
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Jonathan Petropoulos
Himself - Author of 'The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany' Himself - Author of 'The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany'   See fewer
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Peter McGough
Himself - Artist Himself - Artist   See fewer
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Peter Loewenberg
Himself - Psychohistorian Himself - Psychohistorian   See fewer
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Albert Speer
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Arno Breker
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Ernst Röhm
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Joseph Goebbels
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Martin Duberman
Himself - Professor, founder of Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Himself - Professor, founder of Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies   See fewer
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Cathy Renna
Herself - Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation Herself - Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 111 votes