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Time Life Nazis A Warning From History DVDs
Time Life you have a lot of nerve. Not only should you be ashamed of yourself but to glorify and make a mockery of something as serious as the Holocaust and to sit there and pretend like German people are still the ultimate evil or that an entire race was evil is absolutely wrong. I guess a ton of people started complaining because I cannot find the entire infomercial for Time Life Nazis a Warning From History on YouTube or Guba or Vimeo or other video sites but the fact of the matter is that Time Life has gone to far! Let me break this down into why the Time Life Nazis a Warning From History DVD Infomercial is soo wrong and why Time Life needs to not only apologize to every Jew and every person who was effected by the Holocaust but also to the Germans who they have also insulted.
1. The actual images, music and deal or offer.
I was not only offended that when specials and offers show up you hear happy little bells in the background but one of the most shocking images I saw in the show was when they said something like order now and you get "free shipping" Free shipping doesn't sound so bad until you look at what is playing behind it and see trains with nazi flags on them which if you alos remember not only did Nazis take trains but nazis also used train cattle cars to load up tons of people being sent off to concentration camps. Great images behind the words and part about free shipping.
The announcer sounds sort of excited about promoting the Time Life Nazis DVD series and it becomes offensive in the end when the music becomes light hearted and almost fun or energetic. Sorry but as a Jew who has had family that survived and didn't survive the Holocaust nothing is light hearted and nothing should be sales about this horrible time in history. You should not be happy or use happy sounds to sell a product about something so terrible. It was absolutely offensive.
Making it seem like the Germans are still all Nazis.
Although the infomercial does not flat out say that they are still horrible, evil people, it does make it sound like the Germans are all still Nazis and out to get everyone. The truth is that Germany and many other countries went through a very dark time. Certain things like the Holocaust are still going on in other countries and mutilation, murder and massacres are still very common in some countries and it is awful. Many Germans are not proud of this moment in history and although there were many people that ended up turning a blind eye and becoming evil, there were many Germans that also helped end the Holocaust and save many lives that would have been lost. Sure they are few and far between but to say the entire race was evil is wrong. To also make it seem like they are still that way is also wrong and that is how I felt the message was being portrayed in the infomercial for Time Life Nazis A Warning From History DVD As Seen On TV.
The Time Life Nazis A Warning From History DVD Series was portrayed with energetic music and in very poor taste. There were tons of things that I found extremely offensive from the lettering and font to the message to the poor decision on images and imagery they choose to show for things like Free Shipping. I will personally be boycotting Time Life for this horrible decision and when I went to their homepage today guess what I found, Nazis A Warning From History listed as their favorite video. I even took a screen shot (I clipped off the bottom) to show you. Time Life you seriously messed up on this one and as a Jew I am truely offended and think you need to run a very large scale run of apologizes and really reconsider who you trust with your video advertising and commercials. I love As Seen On TV products and loved some of your other series but this infomercial for Time Life Nazis A Warning From History was done in such poor taste that I will never ever buy a single product that has the disgusting name Time Life on it again. You can milk money from other people who may give in to companies who run horrible commercials and messaging like this as you will never get another cent from me.