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The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader - fuelled by anger, incapable of forming normal human relationships and unwilling to debate political issues. Such was the depth of his hatred that he would become a war criminal arguably without precedent in history. Yet this strange character was once loved by millions. How was this possible, and what role did Hitler's alleged 'charisma' play in his success? With the help of testimony from those who lived through those times, film archive - including colour home movies - and specially shot documentary footage, this film reveals how Hitler managed to turn from a nobody in 1913 - someone thought 'peculiar' - into the chancellor and fuehrer of the German people.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Mondays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Episode 3

Episode 1x03; Nov 26, 2012

How Hitler tried to retain his leadership once the Germans started to lose the war.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Episode 3Nov 26, 2012
1x02: Episode 2Nov 19, 2012
1x01: Episode 1Nov 12, 2012
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