- Run Time: 4 hours
- Released: June 7, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Pbs (Direct)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Description by OLDIES.com:
To mark the 65th anniversary of the downfall of the Nazi regime, embark on this unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history. Michael Kloft traces the story of the Third Reich, painting a picture of Nazi dictatorship behind the propaganda by utilizing what in some cases is previously unpublished footage.
Adolf Hitler's tenure as German chancellor extended from January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945. Curiously, when Hitler assumed power, no one had any sense of what lay in store; the reign that began with tremendous optimism and idealism soon devolved into a nightmare of genocide, global takeover and totalitarian domination. But how exactly was this possible' As a program issued to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Nazi regime, this documentary from writer-director Michael Kloft takes a systematic look at the Third Reich from the inception through the downfall. It examines such subtopics as Nazi crimes, day-to-day life under the Reich, the politics, the war itself, and much more, with input from three world-renowned experts on the Nazi regime: Goetz Aly, Brigitte Hamann and Sir Ian Kershaw.
Television / TV Series