The Abyss: Rise And Fall Of The Nazis

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Season 1

NewSeason 1, Episode 10 - The Reckoning

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How do you deal with a people who remained loyal to their regime until the end, who carried out the extermination of the Jews and the destruction of Europe? What should be a new beginning, a moral reckoning with the guilty, how to deal with the spectators, and how to rehabilitate the victims?

NewSeason 1, Episode 9 - Armageddon

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The defeat of Stalingrad in 1943 is not only the turning point of the war but also the signal for the Nazi leadership to intensify terror and propaganda once again. 'Doubting final victory is treachery,' writes a young teacher in West Prussia to her front-line fiance. This episode tells how National Socialism is raced towa...

Season 1, Episode 8 - Genocide

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The only goal of Sobibor - to kill hundreds and thousands of Jews from the Polish ghettos in the most efficient way. Together with Treblinka and Majdanek, Sobibor is one of the camps of 'Operation Reinhardt', a Nazi murder campaign that took nearly two million lives within a few months in 1942/43. Unlike Auschwitz, Operati...

Season 1, Episode 7 - The Gate Of Hell

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On June 22, 1941, Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. His goal - to deprive Great Britain in Europe and gain 'Lebensraum (habitat)' in the East. 'This is an entirely new kind of war, with unprecedentedly brutal rules,' says historian Moshe Zimmermann when talking about the campaign in the East, which goes hand in hand with th...

Season 1, Episode 6 - Up In Flames

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At the end of 1939, the German 'Wehrmacht' has invaded Poland. The army is followed closely by the SS (Schutzstaffel) task forces, which have only one mission - to murder the Polish intelligence to fulfill Hitler's idea of a 'hard national struggle without legal bindings'. Thousands of people fell victim to them. It is wro...

Season 1, Episode 5 - Hidden In Plain Sight

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In October 1934, around one million people are drawn to the Buckeberg in northern Germany. Hitler welcomes his 'National Community' for a celebration known as the Reichserntedankfest (National Thanksgiving Festival). In the meantime, Hitler's government was firmly in the saddle - to dismay foreign critics. The American soc...

Season 1, Episode 4 - The Racial State

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Hardly in office, Hitler gets serious and tries to crush any opposition to the end. This episode demonstrates how Hitler and his NSDAP succeed in seizing complete power over Germany. The most striking thing is that the Nazis seem to act legally, creating decrees and laws for their measures. After the 1933 parliament fire, ...

Season 1, Episode 3 - Democracy Without Democrats

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At the end of the 1920s, Germany is a democratic and modern country. But the country is seething. With radical protests against social decline, Wilhelm Hamkens and his 'Landvolkbewegung (Rural People's Movement)' gain rapid popularity among the peasants of northern Germany.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Deceit And Delusion

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In 1923, the NSDAP had grown to 55,000 members, and Hitler was portraying himself as a powerful man in the right-wing extremist movement. But what is he up to? The journalist Leo Lania risks something unbelievable. He takes advantage of Hitler's admiration for the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, poses as a party s...

Season 1, Episode 1 - The Seeds Of Violence

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In 1940, Adolf Hitler forces defeated Frenchmen in a train carriage to sign their surrender - the Germans had experienced the same humiliation at the end of the WWI. The World War, which took 20 million lives, did not lead to a renunciation of violence - it only laid the foundation for radical agitators to succeed in post-...