‘Hitler’s architect’ Albert Speer denied all responsibility for the ruthless exploitation of millions of slave labourers. Yet he was head of a bureaucratic machine that did just that.
Will current crises make it possible to study the ‘uniquely evil’ Third Reich as if it were just another period of the past?
The consequences of the German aristocracy’s Faustian pact.
How a 1940 antisemitic propaganda weapon was turned against Israel.
The quiet resistance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
The origins of SS General Otto von Wächter’s rise to power.
The history of the Third Reich remains as popular as ever. Why?
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.
The views and actions of the man who tried to kill Hitler.
The Third Reich’s obsession with a pure Germanic past led to a renewed interest in the witch hunts of early modern Germany.