Twilight Zone Fourth Season







"Portrait of a bush-league fuehrer named Peter Vollmer, a sparse little man who feeds off his self-delusions and finds himself perpetually hungry for want of greatness in his diet. And like some goose-stepping predecessors he searches for something to explain his hunger, and to rationalize why a world passes him by without saluting. That something he looks for and finds is in a sewer. In his own twisted and distorted lexicon he calls it faith, strength, truth. But in just a moment Peter Vollmer will ply his trade on another kind of corner, a strange intersection in a shadowland called the Twilight Zone."

After receiving guidance from a mystery man, Peter Vollmer becomes a popular neo-nazi speaker. A life-long friend, Ernst Ganz, interrupts one of his speeches and slaps Peter viciously. The crowd then sees Peter as he really is - a pathetic little man. His mystery man reveals himself to be Adolf Hitler, and orders Peter to kill Ernst. He obeys, and is later shot by police. Peter can't believe he's been shot. "There's something wrong here... Don't you understand that I'm made out of steel," he says after being shot.

"Where will he go next, this phantom from another time, this resurrected ghost of a previous nightmare - Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami, Florida; Vincennes, Indiana; Syracuse, New York? Anyplace, everyplace, where there's hate, where there's prejudice, where there's bigotry. He's alive. He's alive so long as these evils exist. Remember that when he comes to your town. Remember it when you hear his voice speaking out through others. Remember it when you hear a name called, a minority attacked, any blind, unreasoning assault on a people or any human being. He's alive because through these things we keep him alive."


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