Posts Tagged ‘adolf hitler’

Title: 48 Hours of Kristallnacht
Author: Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D.
Genre: World War II, Politics

I have posted a couple of excerpts from this book over the past year or so & it is high time I recommended it to those of you who are interested in what transpired on Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass).

48 Hours of Kristallnacht is the first book to thoroughly chronicle this pivotal event by presenting a wide array of eyewitness testimony, much of it previously unpublished, & to set the event firmly in historical context. Drawing on his unprecedented access to key archives, Dr. Mitchell G. Bard presents a shocking story that centers on the words of those who, as children, were on the scene first-hand. Together, these accounts & Bard’s incisive analysis reveal what led up to the pogroms, how they transpired, & their aftermath – & why the Holocaust can be dated from these two harrowing nights.

Kristallnacht’s new Book of Lamentations. The power of Mitchell Bard’s 48 Hours of Kristallnacht derives from the start & vivid words of German Jewish children who, in a single day, saw their well-ordered world suddenly destroyed by the Nazis’ brutality & by the apathy & silence of their neighbors & classmates.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Mitchell G. Bard’s book, 48 Hours of Kristallnacht can be purchased online via Amazon in hardcover, paperback or for your Kindle.

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Type: Documentary
Title: Battle of Britain: The Real Story
Category: World War II

James Holland presents a fresh analysis into the Battle of Britain, exploring the lesser-told German point of view, & highlighting the role of those who supported the Few during the summer of 1940.

Focusing on the tactics, technologies & intelligence available to both sides, Holland examines the ways in which both Germany & Britain used their resources: from aircraft to air defence, & from intelligence to organization. &, by gaining rare firsthand testimony from German veterans, & access to the untapped diaries & documents we reveal that this was a battle of two sides & many layers.

Note: Released as part of the Battle of Britain season to mark the 70th anniversary.

Title: Secrets of World War II: What Really Happened To Rommel
Type: Documentary
Category: News, Politics & World War II

This film chronicles the career of Germany’s most brilliant World War II tactician. Field Marshall Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) was nicknamed the “Desert Fox” for his brilliant leadership of German troops in North Africa. He had an unbroken string of victories until defeated by General Montgomery’s much larger forces in Egypt. This documentary contains film clips of the famed “Ghost Division” & rare footage of Rommel’s state funeral. The question of Rommel’s fate is addressed: was he murdered, or did he commit suicide? It is known that he became convinced that Germany would lose the war & that Hitler should relinquish power. Rommel’s involvement in the plot to oust Hitler is examined, along with the intrigue surrounding Rommel’s death.

Title: The Nazis: A Warning From History
Type: Documentary
Category: News, Politics & World War II

How could a political party as fundamentally evil & overtly racist as the Nazis come to power? This remains one of the most enigmatic questions of the last century. Acclaimed historian Laurence Rees examines what led a cultured nation at the heart of Europe to commit the atrocities it did. In so doing, he exposes popular myths & encourages understanding of the real forces that led to one of the darkest chapters in modern history. Was it simply the hypnotic power of Hitler’s rhetoric? Did the Gestapo really impose themselves by terror on an unwilling population? Through interviews with witnesses & perpetrators, along with archive film & records, this six-part series unveils a more chilling reality.

As written on Amazon.

Title: Secrets of WW2: The Nazi Plundering of Europe
Type: Documentary
Category: News, Politics & World War II

Throughout occupied Europe the Nazis systematically plundered the continent’s museums, galleries, & private collections. At the war’s end, a massive effort was mounted by the Allies to locate the missing art treasures & return them to their rightful owners. But even today many great objects have yet to be located.

Title: Ruins Of The Reich
Type: Documentary
Category: News, Politics & World War II

The Ruins of the Reich focuses on the rise & fall of the Third Reich as told through it’s architecture; monuments, buildings & fortresses. From the early days of the beer hall rallies to the last days in Hitler’s bunker, the Ruins series is truly a fascinating journey into one of the darkest chapters in the history of mankind.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a four-part series. The final four full-length episodes are available to view if you follow the links below.

Ruins of the Reich: The Glory Years (Part II) | Watch Now
Ruins of the Reich: Occupied Territories (Part III) | Watch Now
Ruins of the Reich: The Final Chapter (Part IV) | Watch Now

Title: The German Wehrmacht
Type: Documentary
Category: News, Politics & World War II

Hitler’s army thundered through Europe from 1939-1945 & brought needless death & destruction to the continent. What was it like to serve in this army? To conduct one of the bloodiest wars in history? To occupy half of Europe & yet to suffer total defeat? This five-part portrait provides long-awaited answers & sheds light on the Wehrmacht’s complex bonds of loyalty, conscience & honor. This documentary stands as a thought-provoking story of an army’s evolution from defense troops to military force to exterminating power.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five part series. The final four full-length episodes are available to view if you follow the links below. Enjoy!

The Turning Point (Part II) | Watch Now
The Crimes (Part III) | Watch Now
Resistance (Part IV) | Watch Now
To The Bitter End (Part V) | Watch Now