Renowned filmmaker William Karel recounts life in Auschwitz in 1944 through two recently discovered photo albums. One album was found by camp survivor Lili Jacob, which relates to the arrival of a convoy of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz in May 1944.
This is the story of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district during the summer of 1967, from its utopian beginnings to the chaos, filth and widespread drug use that ultimately signaled the end.
A documentary that delves into the history of the British passenger liner the SS Persia that sank in the Mediterranean Sea after being torpedoed by a German U-Boat (Unterseeboot) in December of 1915. This documentary also chronicles the journey that Alec and Moya Crawford would take 88 years later - that of locating the ship and salvaging items from her.
On December 13th 1939, two hundred miles off the coast of South America, the first major naval battle of World War II exploded into action. Against overwhelming fire power, three British ships took on the pride of the German fleet, the pocket battleship Graf Spee. This naval conflict would become known as The Battle of the River Plate.
This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Hanna Reitsch was the Luftwaffe's most daring test pilot. She became a heroine of her time - the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class. Summoned by Hitler to the Fuhrerbunker during his final days, she became the last pilot to fly in and out of Berlin before the city's fall, both under heavy artillery fire.
This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's most elusive 'craftsmen of war'. Broad duelling scars across his cheeks earned him his nickname 'Scarface'. To the allies' secret services, he was one of the most dangerous men in Europe. Famously he led a successful 1943 rescue mission to free Benito Mussolini. He survived the war and his acquittal for war crimes only added to his mythical status.
More than 60 years ago, the outcome of World War Two rested heavily on five beaches in Normandy, France. Known as 'D-Day', it is considered the greatest amphibious invasion ever attempted. History remembers it as a great victory. But new research reveals that on Omaha Beach, it was very nearly a disaster. German defences there were far more ferocious than expected. A massive air strike which had intended to take them out was a total failure. For the troops charged with this mission, it would become a killing zone.
From 1933 to 1934, America was thrilled and terrorised by John Dillinger, a desperado bank robber that no jail could hold. His reputation grew until he was named the country's first Public Enemy No. 1. Operating during a time of great hardship, Dillinger became a mythic figure who struggled against authority and garnered the support of many ordinary Americans, particularly those hardest hit by the Great Depression.
On June 27, 1980, off the Italian island of Ustica, a passenger plane crashed into the sea with the loss of 81 lives. Was it an assassination, an explosion or just a technical fault. The incident became the subject of a controversial inquiry and gave rise to a long list of conspiracy theories that have been rumbling now for three decades - including that it was a concealed assassination attempt on the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi.
In the summer of 1950, fear gripped the residents of Wytheville in the US. The town was in the midst of a full-blown Polio epidemic. That year alone, more than 33,000 Americans fell victim to the devastating but little-known virus - half of them under the age of ten. This program interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists, including Jonas Salk, raced to eradicate this dreaded disease.
Examines the defining moments of the Allied bombing campaign in Germany during WW II. The US believed a bomber fleet would decide battles from a distance, without the face-to-face slaughter of a land war. They were determined to fight a clean war that did not target civilians, but before long the distinction between combatant and civilian became blurred for all sides.
In January 1953, Pravda published on its front page an article revealing a conspiracy of 'criminal-doctors', who were mainly Jewish. They were accused of murdering two Party leaders and of conspiring against Stalin himself. In response, Stalin organised the most violent anti-Semitic campaign ever launched in the USSR, aimed mostly at Jewish doctors. In this program, the children and friends of the main victims recount their experiences related to these nightmarish events.
In Nazi Germany in the 1930s, a secret plan was hatched to create a so-called Aryan Master Race of blonde-haired, blue-eyed children. While millions of genetic undesirables were eliminated, this elite was being bred to populate the new German Reich. This project, the brainchild of SS chief Heinrich Himmler, was called Lebensborn. Sixty-five years after World War II ended, this film reveals what has become of those who were born and stolen to become the new master race.
2010 was the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, the first major social revolution of the 20th century. It is a conflict that changed the course of Mexican history, transforming economic and political power within the nation and profoundly impacting the country's relationships with the rest of the world. This two-part program illuminates the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution and the struggles to establish a democratic, stable, and prosperous nation.
In the autumn of 1941, a young Austrian doctor named Aribert Heim was assigned to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. In just six weeks, he murdered hundreds of inmates by carrying out horrific and needless experiments. Mauthausen survivors knew him simply as 'Dr Death'. Heim evaded capture and has never answered for his crimes, but now, 60 years on and with Heim well into his 90s, fresh evidence has emerged suggesting that he might still be alive. The hunt is now on for Doctor Death.
Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor goes beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II - the sinking of the USS Arizona. More than 1,000 crew members perished in the greatest single loss of life in United States naval history.
This final episode features interviews with Nazi hunters Beate Klarsfeld, Ephraim Zuroff and Serge Klarsfeld; former members of the US secret service and army officers William Gowen, James Milano and Wolfgang Robinow and former SS members.
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