Germany: Fascism’s Terrible Apogee

With the fourth episode, our Slate Academy arrives at the fascism that looms above all others.

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Soldiers march past a saluting Hitler in Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl’s film of the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg.

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We arrive at the fascism that looms above all others: Germany’s National Socialism. We talk to Yale historian Timothy Snyder, author of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, about the ideological underpinnings of the Nazis’ particular brand of fascism.

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