The BEST episodes of Rise of the Nazis

Every episode of Rise of the Nazis ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Rise of the Nazis!

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: 7/1/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Continuing
The Reckoning
10 votes

#1 - The Reckoning

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/2023

In the 1960s and 70s, WW2 is a distant memory, but a few diehards are determined to hunt down thousands of Nazi war criminals, some of whom are living in plain sight.

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Night of the Long Knives
60 votes

#2 - 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
62 votes

#3 - 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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The Home Front
28 votes

#4 - The Home Front

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

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

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90 votes

#5 - 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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32 votes

#6 - 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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The Ratline
12 votes

#7 - The Ratline

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/2023

As the Cold War escalates, most Nazi hunting is abandoned. Suddenly, Nazis are able to return to normal life or find refuge overseas. Thousands begin new lives in South America.

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Most Wanted
14 votes

#8 - Most Wanted

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2023

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, as the Allies uncover the scale of the Holocaust, the hunt is on to capture and convict the highest-ranking Nazis.

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Hitler’s Birthday
21 votes

#9 - Hitler’s Birthday

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/17/2022

At the end of March 1945, Nazi Germany is on the brink of collapse, and with Berlin under daily bombardment, Hitler has permanently retreated to his bunker.

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27 votes

#10 - 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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Who Will Betray Him?
22 votes

#11 - Who Will Betray Him?

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/10/2022

Germany is losing the war, but Hitler refuses surrender. Instead, he pursues a policy of total war, which plays out as a psychological drama within his inner circle.

Into the Abyss
21 votes

#12 - Into the Abyss

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/24/2022

In April 1945, most of Germany is occupied by invading Allied forces. As the Soviets near Hitler's hiding places, the Nazi regime starts to disintegrate.

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