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Home > Screenings > Keshet International > Hitler's Treasure Hunters

Genres: Documentary


6x60'

Heinrich Himmler’s special branch of the SS – known as Das Ahnenerbe – was tasked with finding treasures, artifacts, and religious relics of power, that might win Germany the war and prove Aryan supremacy.

With the aim of erasing Europe’s cultural identity and replacing Christianity with their own beliefs - of the occult, mysterious legends and religious folklore – Himmler used his Ahnenerbe troops’ research and plundering of Europe’s masterpieces to justify Nazi notions of superiority, including the racial purity laws that led to The Holocaust.