The Nazis: A Warning From History is a History Documentary programme.

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The Nazis: A Warning From History

Documentary series examining how a cultured nation at the heart of Europe allowed Hitler to come to power. Nearly one in five Poles died during World War Two after the Nazi invasion in 1939 ushered in one of the most brutal episodes of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen. This film destroys the myth that Poland's Nazi leaders were acting under detailed 'orders' and that the country's Nazi administration was a model of German efficiency. Arthur Greiser and Albert Forster, the two Nazi leaders charged with 'Germanizing' Poland, could not even agree on who should be 'Germanized'. Featuring interviews with former Nazis, moving testimony from witnesses to SS atrocities in Poland, ethnic Germans and Polish jews, The Wild East provides insights into how the Nazis' reign of terror in Poland was characterised by huge population upheavals, chaos, petty squabbles and sheer bloodlust. episode 4.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is The Nazis: A Warning From History next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 11:00pm and on BBC 4 March 2nd, 11:00pm. See more...