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FR: Jojo Rabbit

this evening (thursday 2nd), 7.16-7.21pm, on bbc radio 4 

front (presented by samira ahmed, with film critic jason solomons) leads with …

“Taika Waititi’s new film Jojo Rabbit is a satire about a 10-year-old budding Nazi who falls under the spell of his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, played by the New Zealand writer and director. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Merchant and first-time child actor Roman Griffin Davis who has been nominated for a Golden Globe.”

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Nd: Hitler’s hat

this morning (wednesday 20th), 8.27-8.29am, on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by clare mcdonnell) concludes with …

“We go to Austria where Hitler’s hat has been put up for auction.”  

including interview with …

• rabbi menachem margolin, chair, european jewish association

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Rise of the Nazis 3

this evening (monday 16th), 9.00-10.00pm (repeated saturday 7.30pm), on bbc 2 tv 

rise of the nazis: night of the long knives (narrated by kate fleetwood) (3rd of 3 weekly episodes), including commentary from …

• general mike jackson 

• historian heike gortemaker

• professor richard evans 

• professor richard overy

• historian christian goeschel 

giles macdonogh

• historical writer clare mulley

Adolf Hitler has been chancellor of Germany for just under a year. It is a challenging balancing act. On the one hand, the Nazis must be mindful of President Paul von Hindenburg and Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen, who are members of Germany’s traditional aristocratic ruling elite. On the other, there is the Nazis’ own power base – the stormtroopers – millions of angry, disenfranchised men who wreak havoc on German streets.

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Rise of the Nazis 2

this evening (monday 9th), 9.00-10.00pm (repeated saturday 7.30pm), on bbc 2 tv 

rise of the nazis: the first six months in power (narrated by kate fleetwood) (2nd of 3 weekly episodes), including commentary from …

• professor richard evans 

• coommunist and lecturer ash sarkar 

• professor richard overy 

• historian heike gortemaker

• general mike jackson 

• historian christian goeschel 

• historian timothy ryback

At the start of 1933, Hitler is the chancellor of Germany but he does not have absolute power – there is still a democratic parliament beneath him, a head of state above him and the rule of law hanging over him. Hitler sets his sights on dismantling the German state.

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Rise of the Nazis 1

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.

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13 minutes: Georg Elser

last sunday morning (5th may), 12.30-2.15am (repeated from march 2018), on bbc 2 tv 

13 minutes: the plot to assassinate adolf hitler (2015)

“Drama about Georg Elser‘s plot to assassinate Hitler. In 1939, Elser planted a bomb behind his lecturn to kill Hitler during a speech. But Hitler unexpectedly left the building 13 minutes early. Elser was soon arrested, and the film follows the events in his Swabian village, under Nazi rule, which led him to attempt this act of resistance which could have changed world history and saved millions of lives.”

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Private Lives: Hitler

last saturday evening (30th march), 11.00-11.45pm, on yesterday uktv 

adolf hitler (presented by tracy borman) (4th episode, 3rd series, of private lives)

Tracy Borman uncovers Adolf Hitler’s abusive childhood and artistic aspirations, discovering how the motivations that came from his private life unleashed so much destruction.”

So these are Hitler’s actual paintings – that’s incredible to see them!”

(for criticism, see https://www.timesofisrael.com/uk-documentary-claims-hitler-was-very-hands-off-in-implementing-final-solution/)

including contributions from …

• author and historian dominic selwood

• author and historian nigel jones

• author and historian tony mcmahon

• author and historian hallie rubenhold

herbert and kerstin weidler, of the weidler art 

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• munich tour guide martin schmitt-bredow

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