Rise of the Nazis

The BEST episodes of Rise of the Nazis

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

How did 20th Century Europe’s most liberal democracy fall into the hands of fascists? From Hitler’s political scheming that turned Germany’s parliament into a House of Cards, his War on Truth leading to book burning, and his scapegoating of minorities, this series explores in extraordinary detail the events leading up to the outbreak of World War II.

Last Updated: 4/26/2022Network: BBC Two
Night of the Long Knives
49 votes

#1 - Night of the Long Knives

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/16/2019

Threatened by the ambition of SA leader Ernst Röhm, Hitler is persuaded by Himmler to destroy Röhm and his stormtroopers and make the SS Germany’s only paramilitary force.

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The First Six Months in Power
51 votes

#2 - The First Six Months in Power

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/9/2019

At the start of 1933, Hitler is the chancellor of Germany but he does not have absolute power. He sets his sights on dismantling the German state.

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69 votes

#3 - Politics

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/2/2019

Delving into the corridors of power where Germany’s top political mastermind sees an opportunity to use the popularity of the Nazis for his own ends.

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The Home Front
8 votes

#4 - The Home Front

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/28/2022

Facing defeat on the Eastern Front, Hitler retreats. Deep rifts emerge; his inner circle vies for power.The resistance gets a student voice and an enemy within plots to kill Hitler.

12 votes

#5 - Barbarossa

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/14/2022

At the peak of his power, Hitler now faces fellow ruthless dictator Stalin. He tries to deceive Stalin with a plan to invade Britain, all while preparing an attack on the Soviet Union.

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7 votes

#6 - Stalingrad

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/21/2022

The Nazis have lost in Moscow. Hitler and Stalin take charge of their armies - with no one to hold them back. In Stalin Hitler has met his match - it's now a fight to the death.

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