The Art Hitler Hated — and Loved

Friday, March 14, 2014

A show at Neue Galerie looks at works labeled “degenerate” by Nazis, alongside ones they admired.


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William L. Shirer on Nazi Germany After 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'

Monday, December 24, 2012


Though it is already two decades after the start of World War II, the shadow of Nazi Germany still looms large over this 1960 talk given by journalist and historian William L. Shirer at a Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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On The Media

Germany Publishes "Mein Kampf"

Friday, May 18, 2012

On January 1, 2016 one of the most infamous books of the 20th century, Mein Kampf, will go into the public domain and will be published in Germany for the first time in 70 years. German media professor Nikolaus Peifer explains to Bob how Germans are trying to manage and contextualize the book’s release in order to minimalize its impact.

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The Takeaway

Nazi Rudolf Hess Exhumed From Grave

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The corpse of Adolf Hitler's one-time top deputy Rudolf Hess was exhumed and his grave destroyed, according to authorities in Germany. Hess's tombstone, which read "I dared" in German, had become a shrine for neo-Nazis according to the Lutheran church in Wunsiedel, where he was buried. Hess was burried in Wunsiedel according to his wishes after committing suicide in prison at age 93 in 1987. His remains will be cremated and scattered at sea.

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On Being

Elie Wiesel — The Tragedy of the Believer [remix]

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A survivor of the Holocaust, in which he lost most of his family, Wiesel is a seminal chronicler of that event and its meaning. Wiesel shares some of his thoughts on modern-day Israel and Germany, his understanding of God, and his practice of prayer after


On Being

Martin Doblmeier — Ethics and the Will of God: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer [remix]

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose life spanned the rise and fall of Hitler's Germany, offers us a model of personal morality and conscience in the most troubled and immoral of times. His resistance of Nazi ideology, while much of the German church succumbed, is