Part 2 of five examines "The Dictator" of the German people, many of whom adored him with a cult worship "that is almost incomprehensible today." Included are interviews with members of Hitler's general staff and the Hitler Youth. Narrator: David Ritchie.
Part 3 of five recounts the years when Hitler massaged the European powers into appeasing his territorial demands. Included: the reoccupation of the Rhineland; the "Anschluss" with Austria; and the occupation of Czechoslovakia. Narrator: David Ritchie.
Conclusion. Examining the "barbarous world view" of Hitler "The Criminal," including the roots of his anti-Semitism and how the decision on "The Final Solution" was made. Also: what the German people knew of the Holocaust. Narrator: David Ritchie.
Part 1 of five. An investigation of Hitler's childhood; his entry into politics; and his private life before and after becoming dictator. Included: his failure as an artist; his relationships with women and with his parents. Narrator: David Ritchie.
Part 4 of five looks at Hitler's execution of the war. As a commander, narrator David Ritchie says, "he was a gambler, who took himself for a genius." There was also "his other side: the great vacillator," who postponed his attack on France 29 times. Roger Mudd hosts.