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.
For centuries, the Lithuanian city of Vilna was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world, earning the title “Jerusalem of the North” until World War II, when the Nazis murdered about 95% of its Jewish population and reduced its synagogues and cultural institutions to ruins.
Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places. Germany’s Frankfurt and Nürnberg Rick visits skyscraper-studded Frankfurt, which has a delightful-to-explore old center. He also visits Nürnberg, with its towering castle, Nazi Documentation Center and maze of underground bomb shelters.
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.
Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up an escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards.
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.
This new film by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky traces the story of an American couple’s courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe. Over the course of two years, the pair risk their lives so that hundreds can live in freedom.
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.
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