Poor Donald Duck. He was just trying to get some shut-eye when a marching band featuring some of our favorite Axis leaders—Goebbels, Himmler, Mussolini—prods him out of bed with a bayonet at four in the morning.
In the cartoon, Donald is led through the streets of a German village where everything from the clouds to the windmills are shaped like swastikas. Eventually he arrives at a towering, belching Nazi factory, and is forced to screw the tips onto artillery shells, sieg heiling all the while. He’s given two breaks: one for a quick read of Mein Kampf, and another for an impromptu exercise where he must contort his avian body into swastikas in front of a poster of the Swiss Alps.
Eventually Donald suffers a Nazi-flavored nervous breakdown. After a series of trippy hallucinations featuring—yup, more swastikas, Donald awakens in his bed in the USA and promptly hugs a miniature of the Statue of Liberty.
The film was a terrifying hit: it won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short.