thursday 9th march 2017, 1.00-2.00pm, online only
two kingdoms in the third reich (lecture by professor alec ryrie) (in the gresham lectures series)
“Nazism was not a Christian movement in any meaningful sense but German Protestants of the 1920s and 1930s shared many Nazi assumptions and voted disproportionately for the Nazi party, partly in the hope that they might use it for their own ends.
One result was the ‘German Christian’ movement, which tried to create a dejudaised Christianity which the Nazi state would accept with a place in the coming Aryan utopia.”
(if you missed it, available with transcript at https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/two-kingdoms-in-the-third-reich)
this evening (monday 2nd), 9.00-10.00pm (repeated saturday 7.30pm), on bbc 2 tv
rise of the nazis: politics (narrated by kate fleetwood) (1st of 3 weekly episodes), including commentary from …
• stephan malinowski
• general mike jackson
• professor richard evans
• helena kennedy
• giles macdonogh
• professor richard overy
“This episode takes us into the corridors of power where Germany’s top political mastermind sees an opportunity to use the sudden popularity of the Nazis for his own ends. This sets off a chain of miscalculations, backroom deals and power grabs that will propel Hitler from the fringes of political activism into the heart of government.
Whilst this political intrigue plays out at the highest level of government, Hitler faces another obstacle at ground level – a Jewish lawyer called Hans Litten, who is out to prove that the Nazis are far from the legal, legitimate party they claim to be.
yesterday evening (friday 30th), 6.18-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4
six o’clock news includes …
“Germany has introduced measures to make it easier for the descendants of those who fled Nazi rule, most of them Jews, to reclaim German citizenship.”
including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jenny hill
yesterday evening (thursday 14th), 10.30-11.15pm, on bbc alba tv (repeated from november 2017)
after hitler 1 (1st of 2 weekly episodes) (in gaelic, with english subtitles)
“These two programmes compile unseen Russian, British, German, French, Canadian and American archives and unique images of daily life of the people that were caught up in this aftermath.
… A shattered Europe had to rebuild, heal its wounds, and deal with the fall-out from a barbarous conflict, whilst sketching the outlines of its future. Millions of men and women who had been deported, interned, or subjected to forced labour, waited for months to return to their homelands and for many civilians, the aftermath of the war was even more brutal than the conflict itself.”
this afternoon (tuesday 13th), 2.54-2.59pm on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) concludes with …
”Long before the rise of Adolf Hitler, Germany was a dangerous place to be Jewish. In 1922, the eminent German scientist Albert Einstein was very much aware of the gathering clouds in a letter written to his sister Maya, and which is to be auctioned today in Jerusalem.”
including interview with …
• professor hanoch gutfreund, director, einstein centre, hebrew university of jerusalem
this evening (monday 3rd), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 3.00am) (repeated from june 2015 and december 2010)
in the shadow of hitler (presented by andrew graham-dixon) (3rd of 3 episodes of the art of germany series)
“Andrew Graham-Dixon concludes his exploration of German art by investigating the dark and difficult times of the 20th century.
this evening (tuesday 2nd), 10.45-11.20pm, on bbc 1 (repeated from thursday 13th april)
british jews, german passports (produced by richard pearson and mike smith) (narrated by lesley sharp)