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Episode 3

Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader - fuelled by anger, incapable of forming normal human relationships and unwilling to debate political issues. Such was the depth of his hatred that he would become a war criminal arguably without precedent in history.

Yet this strange character was once loved by millions. How was this possible, and what role did Hitler's alleged 'charisma' play in his success?

With the help of testimony from those who lived through these times, film archive - including colour home movies - and specially shot documentary footage, this final episode in the three-part series reveals how Hitler tried to retain the power of his charismatic leadership once the Germans started to lose the war.

The series is written and produced by Laurence Rees who won a BAFTA for his previous series 'Nazis: A Warning from History' and a Grierson award for his 'Auschwitz: the Nazis and the 'Final Solution'.

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1 hour

Last on

Fri 15 May 2015 01:30


Role Contributor
ProducerLaurence Rees
WriterLaurence Rees
DirectorLaurence Rees

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