Rise of the Nazis 17 October 2022: The Downfall Episode 2 on BBC Two

Rise of the Nazis 17 October 2022: The Downfall Episode 2 on BBC Two 11

At the end of March 1945, with the German Army utterly depleted and Hitler’s circle of trust rapidly shrinking, Hitler invites a group of Hitler Youth to the Reich Chancellery gardens to be congratulated. These are the people upon whom he now relies – children.

Nazi Germany is on the brink of collapse, and with Berlin under daily bombardment, Hitler has permanently retreated to his bunker, a series of 30 cramped rooms under the Reich Chancellery where night and day merge into one. As his life becomes increasingly bizarre, Hitler and Joseph Goebbels look for signs from German folklore that fate will intervene.



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A fresh perspective on how Hitler brutally seized and kept power – and the missed chances that could have stopped him. Inside the minds of monsters – and those who fought them.

This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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