Nazi Titanic (2012)
During a bizarre chapter of WWII, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decided to make an obsessive movie based on the sinking of the Titanic. This epic movie was so large in scale that the Nazis were forced to divert men, material and ships from their war effort in order to complete the film. Over clashes on the film’s vision, the movie’s director Herbert Selpin was arrested by the Gestapo and found dead the next day. However, the film never received the large premiere that Goebbels intended and only surfaced in Nazi-occupied Paris and footage used in the 1950’s Hollywood film, A Night to Remember. This special will reveal this little known story by investigating the making of the film, as well as the fate of the German ship Cap Arcona, which was used as the double for the Titanic in the film.