William L. Shirer and Peter Ustinov

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Unnamed host introduces Shirer, who speaks about his book on Nazi Germany and Hitler, "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." Shirer thanks Van Doren. Discussion of his experience in the war years in Berlin. Capture of confidential documents of the Germany government, army, navy, etc. Compares Hitler to Khrushchev, a story of a professor who called Khrushchev a fool and was arrested and convicted. For more on William L. Shirer, please visit http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/neh-preservation-project/2012/dec/24/william-l-shirer/.

Ustinov talks about filming a movie in Berlin and his new book "The Loser."

Van Doren introduces to close the program.

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