The original Swedish title is "Den blodiga Tiden" (which means the "bloody era") and would have been more appropriate. The filmmakers in no way intended to honor or provide a cinematic equivalent to Hitler's vicious work of propaganda. The English speaking distributors doubtless realized that _Mein Kampf_ was a title which would resonate with viewers. It does, I suppose, but it also unnerves. When this was broadcast over a decade ago on A&E, I was a little taken aback--what was THIS all about?
Well, it's a relief to report that this documentary is in no way an homage to Hitler and his murderous beliefs. It is, overall, an effective statement against such thinking--and in these perilous times, with Holocaust denyers and neo-Nazis of various stripes afoot, we can certainly stand the reminder.
I'll leave to others to decide whether this is the MOST effective anti-Nazi statement possible. It does try to crowd a lot of detail into its 111 minutes, and sometimes comes off a bit sketchier than it might. The footage is, however, often dramatic (if sometimes familiar). "Never again" type messages are appended to the film's beginning and end--they are not really necessary and actually could be said to diminish the film's power. This is one instance where the pictures are worth at least a 1,000 words.