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A close up of the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate (screenshot from BBC Documentary Berlin by Matt Frei)

Sunday Documentary: Berlin (by Matt Frei for BBC)

The documentary, Berlin, produced for the BBC by Matt Frei, a German-born journalist, charts the development of the city and examines the forces that shaped its people. It was this documentary that introduced me to Teufelsberg and the Schwerbelastungkörper and made me determined to learn more about Berlin’s history and to seek out the unusual […]

Albert Speer shakes hands with Adolf Hitler in a still from the documentary: Hitler's Henchmen - Speer - The Architect

Sunday Documentary: Hitler’s Henchmen – Speer – The Architect

Mixing archive footage and interviews with Speer’s children and contemporaries, Hitler’s Henchmen – Speer – The Architect, is the sixth and final part of a documentary series based on the book, Hitler’s Henchmen by Guido Knopp. The documentary shows the faith that Hitler placed in Speer: In January 1934 Troost died.  Speer, who had not […]

Screenshot from The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall on YouTube

Sunday Documentary: The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

The 2 part documentary, The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall, from the History Channel, tells the story of the Anti Fascist Protection Rampart, more commonly known as The Berlin Wall, erected on 13 August 1961, which fell on 9 November 1989. Of particular interest, is the lengths that people would go to, to […]

Nazi uniforms at the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) in Berlin

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler

Did you know that Hugo Boss designed the uniforms for the SS and the Hitler Youth?  That was just one of the facts that I learned by watching Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler, which charts Hitler’s life from his birth on 20 April 1889 to his suicide on 30 April 1945. Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler, […]