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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.”


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

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 

auction house

• munich tour guide martin schmitt-bredow


Newshour: Hitler paintings

this afternoon (saturday 9th), 1.20-1.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler are to be auctioned today in the German city of Nuremberg.”

including interview with …
• journalist bart droog

Witness: Hitler’s secretary

this morning (monday 4th), 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm, and at 12.50pm on outlook), on bbc world service radio
traudl junge: the death of hitler (in the witness series)

“A first-hand account of Hitler from our archives. • Traudl Junge worked as a secretary for the German Nazi leader. She was in the bunker in Berlin when he killed himself in 1945 as the Red Army closed in. She spoke to • Zina Rohan for the BBC in 1989.”


HMD: Newsround Special

last monday afternoon (21st january), 4.30-5.00pm, on cbbc tv
holocaust: finding my family (narrated by anthony horowitz) (children’s documentary, in the newsround specials series)

“This is the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, when we remember the millions of people who were murdered in the Holocaust. The programme you’re about to watch is very sad, some of the scenes may be quite upsetting, but I think it’s important to remember what happened. and to remember all the people who died.”

including contributions from …
steven frank, theresienstadt survivor, born 1935, son of amsterdam lawyer and resistance member leonard frank
• granddaughter maggie frank, 14
• amsterdam historian philip
• auschwitz historian agnieszka

Adolf & Eva

this evening (saturday 5th), 10.00-11.55pm (followed by bog bodies secrets revealed) (repeated from monday 29th augusy 2016, when it was balanced by being followed by schindler’s list), on channel 5 tv
adolf & eva: love & war (2001) (compilation of original footage, narrated by michael kitchen and gitta sereny)

Part-dramatised documentary examining the intimate relationship between Adolf Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun, and the control she had over the Fuhrer and his Nazi Party.”
Home footage plus reenactments of the life & times of Hitler with his mistress, Eva Braun. Their early days of happiness followed by long separations due the war causing much loneliness for Eva. Up until their suicides in the Bunker as the war was drawing to its inevitable conclusion.”

includes contributions from …
• housekeeper herbert dohring • bodyguard rochus misch • maid gretl mitlestrasser • telephonist alfons schulz • eva’s cousin gertraud weisker


every morning this week (monday 29th to friday 2nd), 6.00-6.30am (repeated 1.00pm, 8.00pm, and 1.00am), on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from july 2013, may 2012, july 2010, september 2009, and march 2008, and from 1998 on bbc radio 4)
fatherland (5 episodes) (written by former bbc reporter robert harris) (starring anton lesser, andrew sachs, and ned sherrin)

“1. Hitler has won the war. and the totalitarian Nazi regime in Germany has a terrible secret it needs to hide at all costs.

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