Category “History”

Hitler Speaks: Hitler’s Private Movies

On May 1st 1945 allied forces overtook Hitler’s private mountain retreat in Bavaria. America’s OSS (office of strategic services) looking for evidence of Nazi war crimes uncovered a large archive of Hitlers private home movies. Without sound they were useless as evidence of war crimes and remained archived for years. Re-opened recently with the aid of 20th Century technology and skilled lip readers we can now hear what was said. These videos offer a glimpse into the personal life of one of history’s most despised...

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Auschwitz: The Nazi Final Solution

Auschwitz was the site of the largest mass murder the world has ever seen. This landmark, 6-part series charts the evolution of the camp and the mentality of the perpetrators, and shows how the place related to the Nazis overall campaign of extermination. Written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Laurence Rees, and using new research, the series offers a unique perspective on the camp in which more than one million people were ruthlessly murdered. The first episode, “Surprising Beginnings”, tells of the camp’s early days and how it was originally intended for a very different...

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Hitler’s Children: Dedication

Never has a generation been so completely taken over by a totalitarian state as was the case in Hitler’s Third Reich: at the age of 10 children joined the “Jungvolk” movement, at 14 they joined the Hitler Youth, and at 18 they joined the party, the “Wehrmacht”, the SA, or the SS. This 5-part documentary by Guido Knopp and the ZDF Contemporary History Department is the first comprehensive film portrayal of the young people in the Third Reich. With in-depth witness statements and some previously unpublished archive material, the documentary demonstrates how Hitler succeeded in...

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Hitler’s Children: Seduction

Never has a generation been so completely taken over by a totalitarian state as was the case in Hitler’s Third Reich: at the age of 10 children joined the “Jungvolk” movement, at 14 they joined the Hitler Youth, and at 18 they joined the party, the “Wehrmacht”, the SA, or the SS. This 5-part documentary by Guido Knopp and the ZDF Contemporary History Department is the first comprehensive film portrayal of the young people in the Third Reich. With in-depth witness statements and some previously unpublished archive material, the documentary demonstrates how Hitler succeeded in...

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Secrets of the Parthenon

A highly sophisticated restoration team is painstakingly reassembling the Parthenon of Athens—a classic Greek building that has suffered from wars, earthquakes, and disastrous previous restoration attempts. The Parthenon’s builders created dauntingly precise yet subtle curves throughout the structure, giving the building its legendary grace. Etched in the marble itself, the restoration team discovers traces made by the ingenious tools the stonemasons used to carve the blocks with such speed and precision. Experts examine the extent to which the Parthenon’s symmetry and visual...

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Secrets Of The Mind

They're not common, but there are people in this world who have profoundly different experiences of reality than you and I have. People who are technically blind but who can see anyway, who can feel pain in amputated limbs, who believe they are God and that they have created heaven and hell, and even people who think their own parents are imposters. These people may be called crazy, but they're not. Their ways of thinking are limited and distorted because some parts of their brains have suffered physical damage. Today neuroscientists like Ramachandran investigate their brains and their...

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Lost Treasures of Tibet

Before Leonardo da Vinci painted “The Last Supper,” Tibetan craftsmen were creating stunning artistry of their deities in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. In Lost Treasures of Tibet, NOVA goes behind the scenes with the first conservation team from the West, as it undertakes the painstaking restoration of these ancient masterpieces and the beautiful monasteries that house them. Located in present-day Nepal, Mustang contains some of the last remaining relics of an almost vanished world of ancient Buddhist culture. Across the border in Tibet, Chinese occupiers have destroyed...

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Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

Commanding shoguns and fierce samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans – all were part of a Japanese renaissance between the 16th and 19th centuries when Japan went from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. But stability came at a price: for nearly 250 years, Japan was a land closed to the Western world, ruled by the shogun under his absolute power and control. Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire brings to life the unknown story of a mysterious empire, its relationship with the West, and the forging of a nation that would emerge as one of the most...

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Valveman

Valveman is the story of one mans lifetime obsession vintage radio,told with warmth,humour and innovation. Gerald Wells is Valveman.his lifes work has been to amass one of the worlds largest collections of valves,vintage radios and other media devices from the pioneering days of mass communication.These are kept in his house in London. This documentary film innovatively blends,using a variety of motion design and filmed re-enactments,the last hundred years since radio began through to the early years of television Submitted By: Simon...

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