Monday, 12 November 2012

The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler

Starting on BBC2 tonight (12 November 2012), the first of 3 episodes looking at the charisma and personality of Adolf Hitler. Written by Lawrence Rees', aclaimed for his previous series 'Nazis: A Warning from History' and 'Auschwitz: the Nazis and the 'Final Solution', this will be recommended viewing!

'Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader - fuelled by anger, incapable of forming normal human relationships and unwilling to debate political issues. Such was the depth of his hatred that he would become a war criminal arguably without precedent in history. Yet this strange character was once loved by millions. How was this possible, and what role did Hitler's alleged 'charisma' play in his success?'

Read an introductory article here...