Third Reich

Nazi uniforms at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Wiki Commons / Richard Mortel.

The history of the Third Reich remains as popular as ever. Why?

Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels  at a campaign  rally, Berlin Sports Palast, 31 November 1933 © Bettmann/Getty Images.

On 1 January 1933, Germany was a democracy with a range of political parties. By the end of the year its parliament was a rubber stamp for Adolf Hitler’s will.

Stauffenberg

The views and actions of the man who tried to kill Hitler.

Karl Wolff, Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich attend the premiere of the film Verräter (Traitor), Nuremberg, 1936 © akg-images

The Third Reich’s obsession with a pure Germanic past led to a renewed interest in the witch hunts of early modern Germany.

Resurgence: Ernst Remer, leader of the Socialist Reich Party (SRP), addresses a meeting, c.1951.

Many people have been accused of trying to establish a Fourth Reich, but what was it?

Untitled drawing by Nina Jirsikovà, 1941.

Periods are a fact of life, but little talked about. How did women in the concentration camps cope with the private being made public in the most dire and extreme circumstances?

From Heimat: A German Family Album, Nora Krug, 2018.

The question of the responsibility of the ‘everyman’ and ‘everywoman’ remains a pressing one.

In Nazi Germany, a number of female doctors and nurses worked at Ravensbrück concentration camp, where medical treatment was replaced by negligence, experimentation and violence. What led these women to take jobs there?

West German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, makes his farewell speech before resigning from office on 15 October 1963, with Willy Brandt, Chancellor 1969-74, on his left.

How did Germany’s postwar politicians deal with the legacy of Nazism and defeat?

Prora in 2004.

On the coast of Rügen island in northern Germany is a beach resort fit for a Führer.