Rise of the Nazis 24 October 2022: The Downfall Episode 3 on BBC Two

Rise of the Nazis 24 October 2022: The Downfall Episode 3 on BBC Two 11

In April 1945, the Nazis organise one of the final acts of the Third Reich – a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic, including the last scene of the opera Gotterdammerung, which features a suicide at its centre. It’s a clear sign that Hitler and many of his supporters are going to end it all.

Most of Germany is occupied by invading Allied forces. A two-million strong Soviet army is now just a mile from Hitler’s hiding place.

With the Nazi regime disintegrating, most of Hitler’s deputies are busy making plans to try to survive the end of the war. Only his most die-hard loyalists stay by his side.



About Rise of the Nazis

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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