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The occult Nazis: Popular representations in films and computer games
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
2008 (English)In: Uncanny Media, Utrecht, Holland, 7-9 Aug. 2008, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The esoteric side of the Nazi German Third Reich is subject to numerous media representations. In my paper I discuss the topic mainly from the view of documentary films, popular movies and computer games. One of the findings in my PhD study, dealing with the Third Reich in today´s popular culture, is that the esoteric, the occult, the gothic and the uncanny are to a large extent contributing to the shaping of a popular conception of the historical Nazi Germany. It is also proposing an explanation where the evil deeds performed by the Nazis to a large extent are either made possible by, or the direct result of, their engagement in a ”false, heathen religion” or even Devil worship and black magic.

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Nazi Germany, occultism, film, digital games, memory
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Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68778OAI: diva2:473518
Available from: 2012-01-06 Created: 2012-01-06

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