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Third Reich

Prora in 2004.

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

The ‘Nazi who said sorry’ was a master of constructing his own narrative.

Together: Zwei Stehende (Two Women Standing) is a monument to Ravensbrück.

The site of the concentration camp near Berlin remains little known.

New perspectives on the Holocaust are possible if we transcend the limitations of German national history and consider it as a global catastrophe, argues Timothy Snyder.

Chaplin's celebrated film first appeared on 15 October 1940. 

A crowd watches the destruction of the last camp hut.

A report from the Imperial War Museum's seminar on the anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen camp in April 1945.

The West’s confused approach to Germany after Hitler’s death damaged its relationship with the Soviet Union.

Historic attachments to heroic leadership combined with a mastery of propaganda techniques to mesmerise Germany into acceptance of the charismatic authority offered by the Führer. 

Hitler had taken enthusiastically to his years in the army during the first World War. D.C. Watt describes how, afterwards, the future führer worked with equal zeal — and served his political apprenticeship — as a propagandist for a Bavarian counter-revolutionary army group.

Firemen work on the burning Reichstag.

The conflagration of the Reichstag provided Hitler with a heaven-sent opportunity. But the theory that the Nazis had planned it themselves now appears to be entirely baseless.