Produced by Walt Disney, this animated propaganda short film depicts how a normal, ordinary German boy became a cold-hearted Nazi. Released on January 15, 1943, Education For Death: The Making of The Nazi was based on the non-fiction book (with the same name) by Gregor Ziemer who lived in Germany from 1928-1939. Once he fled German, Ziemer came to the United States and wrote some notable books about the Nazi society.
After releasing Fantasia in 1940, Walt Disney was nearly bankrupted. So the studio turned to the war effort in an attempt to keep the business afloat. They entered into a contract with the government to create propaganda films – about 32 animated shorts in all. From 1942 through 1945, over 90% of Disney employees were devoted to the production of training and propaganda films. Throughout World War II, the studio produced over 400,000 feet of educational war films or about 68 hours of continuous film.