Rise of the Nazis

The First Six Months in Power

Discover the measures Chancellor Hitler takes to dismantle the German state. The Nazis have the power to ban free speech, books are burned, and Jewish people, gay people and those holding anti-Nazi beliefs begin to disappear.

The First Six Months in Power

55m 21s

Discover the measures Chancellor Hitler takes to dismantle the German state. The Nazis have the power to ban free speech, books are burned, and Jewish people, gay people and those holding anti-Nazi beliefs begin to disappear.

Previews + Extras

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    Episode 2 Preview | The First Six Months in Power

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Discover the measures Chancellor Hitler takes to dismantle the German state. The Nazis have the power to ban free speech, books are burned, and Jewish people, gay people and those holding anti-Nazi beliefs begin to disappear.

  • The Fight Against Democracy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Fight Against Democracy

    S1 E2 - 2m 43s

    4,000 communists were arrested by the Nazis in one night in an effort not only to squeeze them out of the electoral terrain, but to annihilate them completely.

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    Heinrich Himmler and the SS

    S1 E2 - 2m 5s

    Heinrich Himmler and the SS, a paramilitary group made up of fanatical Nazis, saw themselves as Hitler’s most loyal soldiers.

  • The Loyal Heinrich: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Loyal Heinrich

    S1 E2 - 2m 33s

    In an effort to impress Hitler, Himmler handpicked SS officers to serve as Hitler’s personal bodyguard. Showing Hitler that he could trust the SS above any organization.

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