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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.


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.


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

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