Inside Hitler's Killing Machine
Historians and scholars examine Adolf Hitler's plans for genocide and explain how such an unthinkable death toll was accumulated in such short order.
S01:E01 - The Banker of the Third Reich
Hjalmar Schacht is a largely forgotten figure. And yet, Hitler’s rise to power depended on him. Adapted from the novel The Devil’s Banker by Jean-François Bouchard, this documentary paints the portrait of a fascinating character, at once intellectually brilliant and imbued with an icy cynicism, and who, paradoxically, was never a member of the Nazi party, despite being one of its pillars.
S01:E02 - Hitler's Evil Scientists
It is a word that sends a chill down the spine: 'Ahnenerbe'. This was the name of the research institute set up to prove the scientific foundation of Nazi ideology. Driven by a scientific megalomania, the race for new discoveries led the institution to carry out countless acts of barbarism.
S01:E03 - The Nazi Camps - an Architecture of Murder
It took less than 10 years for Hitler to set up the concentration camps, many of which became centers for mass killing. As research and archaeological exploration continue, this documentary reveals the established historiographical elements to explain how a system of concentrating populations so quickly became the rationalized apparatus of genocide.