Tuesdays, 9:00 PM ET on History Channel
A study of the fall of the Third Reich as told by Nazi officials and party members.
It's 1945, and the Allies have rounded up as many Nazis as they can find. They'll interrogate party officials, war criminals and also minor players just to get to the bottom of how this nation operated. Their subjects include the leading Nazi propagandist and noted anti-Semite, Julius Streicher; the charming and likeable Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and Minister of Armaments; the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolph Hoess; BDM leader Melita Maschmann and Nazi doctor Karl Gephardt. These Nazis share stories of their earliest encounters with Adolf Hitler. Speer presents a confounding portrait of an educated, likeable man seduced by his own ambitions. Maschmann explains how the Nazis cultivated racial hatred among young Germans.