How could a political party as fundamentally evil and overtly racist as the Nazis come to power? This remains one of the most enigmatic questions of the last century. Acclaimed historian Laurence Rees examines what led a cultured nation at the heart of Europe to commit the atrocities it did. In so doing, he exposes popular myths and encourages understanding of the real forces that led to one of the darkest chapters in modern history. Was it simply the hypnotic power of Hitler's rhetoric? Did the Gestapo really impose themselves by terror on an unwilling population? Through interviews with witnesses and perpetrators, along with archive film and records, this six-part series unveils a more chilling reality.
1. When the Tina Fey wannabe said that America (at the time of her statement) reminded her of
"Europe" in the 1930s, I knew that she was talking about her party's potential rise in power, not the "liberals" ...
Lando Mollari: "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant"; Ford Prefect: "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so." Live every day as if it were your last ... for one day you'll be right.