In retaliation for devastating Allied bombing raids on German cities, Hitler orders the development of a groundbreaking weapon. This is the story of one of the most ambitious projects of the Third Reich: Hitler’s Vengeance weapon, the V1.
Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic – including the Holocaust – should be off-limits in comedy.
In June 1940, the Nazis set foot on British soil. The Channel Islands, a British territory since the 11th century, fell under German rule. Hitler, was obsessed with holding onto the islands, and demanded the construction of a network of extraordinary fortifications across the island.
The Eagle’s Nest, known in German as Kehlsteinhaus, was Hitler’s mountain power house and hideaway. It contained a labyrinth of underground tunnels, bunkers and secret escape routes, crowned by a castle-like building.
See how the Nazis and the IOC turned, to their mutual advantage, a relatively small, elitist sports event into an epic global and mass media spectacle that, despite the IOC’s determined attempts to forget, continues to this day.
Growing desperate in 1943, Hitler hatches a diabolical weapon: a bank of “superguns” housed in a massive underground complex in Nazi occupied northern France. Together the guns would be able to shoot 600 high explosive shells 100 miles into downtown London every hour.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team – comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry – fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler’s Third Reich.
The SS began as Hitler’s personal body guard, but under the leadership of Heinrich Himmler it became a terrifying cult that engineered Hitler’s vision for a new Germany and an Aryan race.