Hitler and Paris: The Untold Story

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Hitler and Paris: The Untold Story
SBS  |  August 13, 2020

On June 23, 1940, Hitler makes a whirlwind trip to Paris, the capital of the country he's just defeated. His visits to the opera, the Concorde, the Champs-Elysees and the Trocadero fill him with wonder and awe. Although Hitler despises the French, he has an odd fascination with their capital. What's behind his great admiration for the City of Lights? Paris harbours the tomb of the man Hitler admires above all others: Napoleon, the emperor who conquered Europe. Hitler's also a great fan of Haussmanian architecture, which he wants to copy and outdo when he builds his new capital, Germania. This is a close-up look at the story of the Furher's little-known fascination with Paris.

On June 23, 1940, Hitler makes a whirlwind trip to Paris, the capital of the country he's just defeated. His visits to the opera, the Concorde, the Champs-Elysees and the Trocadero fill him with wonder and awe. Although Hitler despises the French, he has an odd fascination with their capital. What's behind his great admiration for the City of Lights? Paris harbours the tomb of the man Hitler admires above all others: Napoleon, the emperor who conquered Europe. Hitler's also a great fan of Haussmanian architecture, which he wants to copy and outdo when he builds his new capital, Germania. This is a close-up look at the story of the Furher's little-known fascination with Paris.

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