"Hitler Over Europe"

Course of Our Times, Series I

VHS; U-Matic; 16mm film


Program Number

Date Aired
ca. 1969

30 min.

Squabbling among the democratic groups in post-war Germany, the guilt clauses of the Versailles treaty, a calamitous inflation, the effects of the world depression, and an ominous restlessness which threatened the Establishment in Germany, all contributed to the rise and the dominance of the Nazis. In 1932, under the leadership of Adolph Hitler, the Nazis gained control of the levers of power and then Hitler scrapped the Weimar Republic and Germany became a police state. In the six years from 1933 to 1939 Nazi Germany was the bully of international life, and though the Nazis were defeated, they brought down a large part of Europe and the world.

Recording Location
WGBH, Boston

1 VHS use copy [In Sachar Personal Papers, Box 22]
2 U-Matic copies [In Sachar Personal Papers, Box 25]
4 16 mm films [2 B&W, 2 color; in Sachar Film Collection]