Last Days of the Nazis

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (61)

Last Days of the Nazis is a gripping documentary series produced by History channel that revisits the horrific events leading up to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945. Through a combination of rare archival footage, interviews with historians, and dramatic recreations, the show provides a comprehensive account of the last days of the Third Reich, culminating in Hitler's suicide in Berlin.

The show is hosted by Thomas Butler, a renowned historian who specializes in the history of World War II. He guides us through the eight episodes of the series, introducing us to the key players in the final days of Adolf Hitler's regime, from high-ranking war criminals to ordinary soldiers and civilians caught in the crossfire.

Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of the fall of Nazi Germany, starting with the Soviet Red Army's advance on Berlin in the spring of 1945. We witness the chaos and destruction that ensued as the city crumbled under the Russian assault, with streets and buildings reduced to rubble and thousands of civilians caught in the middle.

As the series progresses, the focus shifts to the desperate attempts by Hitler and his inner circle to stave off defeat. We see the last-ditch efforts to launch devastating counterattacks against the advancing Allied armies, as well as the futile attempts to negotiate a peace settlement that could save what was left of the Nazi regime.

Throughout the series, we are introduced to lesser-known figures who played a role in the events leading up to Hitler's downfall. We meet the brave resistance fighters who risked their lives to fight against the Nazis from within, as well as the anonymous civilians who endured unimaginable hardship under the brutal occupation of their country.

The production values of the show are top-notch, with stunningly restored and colorized footage that brings the events to life like never before. The use of dramatic recreations adds a sense of immediacy to the narrative, immersing us in the action and giving us a real sense of what it would have been like to be there.

The show is not afraid to confront the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime head-on, from the death camps to the mass killing of civilians in Eastern Europe. At the same time, it also acknowledges the bravery of those who stood up to the regime, and the sacrifices they made to bring about its downfall.

Overall, Last Days of the Nazis is a powerful and emotionally charged look at one of the darkest periods in human history. It is an important reminder of the consequences of blind ideology and the power of human resilience in the face of unimaginable evil. Anyone with an interest in the history of World War II, or simply in the human experience, should not miss this extraordinary series.

Last Days of the Nazis is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on April 21, 2015.

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End of the Reich
3. End of the Reich
May 17, 2015
After the war is over, the Allies are horrified to stumble across evidence of the Nazi's unprecedented crimes against humanity. Now they must question those who took part so they can prevent this from ever happening again. SS Investigator Judge Konrad Morgen describes his visit to Auschwitz to root out corruption there.
The Executioners
2. The Executioners
April 28, 2015
Andrew looks at what exactly happened to Adolf Hitler after he went inside his Berlin bunker. He also takes a look at claims that he shot himself.
Smoke, Blood, and Mirrors
1. Smoke, Blood, and Mirrors
April 21, 2015
It's 1945, and the Allies have rounded up as many Nazis as they can find.
The Executioners
102. The Executioners
May 17, 2015
Post-War Germany is a physical and moral ruin, and Allied interrogators must construct a narrative that explains the Third Reich. Julius Streicher, notorious anti-Semite, tries to rationalize his role in the Final Solution. Hitler Youth members Melita Maschmann and Armin Lehman recall the Night of Broken Glass. General Johannes Blaskowitz pays the ultimate price for challenging Hitler and Nazi brutality. Franz Stangel insists that it was not up to him to question the Nazis' euthanasia program against German citizens. Wilhelm Keitel tries and fails to persuade his interrogators that he was an honorable soldier. Lieutenant Colonel Phillipp Von Boeslager recalls the tenacity of Red Army soldiers and August Hafner recalls the psychological torment he and others endured while enforcing the Nazi agenda. Rudolf Hoess solves the managerial problem of industrialized killing at Auschwitz, and Franz Stangl runs a ruthlessly efficient mass extermination program at Treblinka.
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  • Premiere Date
    April 21, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (61)