The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
Confirmed for BBC Two on 12 November at 9.00pm to 10.00pm
Monday 12 November
In the first of a three part series, Laurence Rees looks at how this was possible, revealing how Hitler formed a connection with millions of German people and in the process, this seemingly unlikely figure generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel. Dispelling the myth that Hitler somehow hypnotised a nation, this first episode looks at how his alleged ‘charisma’ played a key role in his success as a leader.
With the help of testimony from those who lived through these times, film archive – including rarely seen colour home movies - and specially shot documentary footage, The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler reveals how Hitler managed to turn from a peculiar nobody in 1913 into the Chancellor and Fuehrer of the German people.
The series is written and produced by Laurence Rees, who won a Bafta for his 1997 series Nazis: A Warning From History and a Grierson award for his 2005 series Auschwitz: The Nazis And The ‘Final Solution’. The series historical consultant is Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, the world's leading academic expert on Adolf Hitler.
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