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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 wh

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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 p

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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 p

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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 disc

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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

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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

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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 contro

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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

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Ep 2/2 Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary

Few if any men have changed the course of history like Martin Luther. In less than ten years, this fevered German monk plunged a knife into the heart of an empire that had ruled for a thousand years, and set in motion a train of revolution, war and conflict that would reshape Western civilization, and lift it out of the Dark Ages. Luther’s is a drama that still resonates half a millennium on. It’s

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