Exposes the popular myths surrounding the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Exploring how they came to power, how they ruled, how they treated their occupied territories and, above all, how a cultured nation could be responsible for such acts of inhumanity. Through compelling interviews and archive film and records, the series paints an astonishing and often unpalatable picture of the Nazi rule. Contemporaries recall the true extent of Hitler's power; eye-witnesses describe the horrors perpetrated on the Eastern Front; specially shot film in Lithuania reveals the development of the 'Final Solution' and ordinary Germans shed new light on the relationship between the party and the people.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Nazis: A Warning from History - Albert Forster - Netflix
Albert Maria Forster (26 July 1902 – 28 February 1952) was a Nazi German politician and war criminal. Under his administration as the Gauleiter of Danzig-West Prussia (the other German-annexed section of occupied Poland) during the Second World War, the local non-German population of Poles and Jews was classified as sub-human and subjected to extermination campaign involving ethnic cleansing, mass murder, and forceful Germanisation. Forster was directly responsible for extermination of non-Germans and strong supporter of genocide of Poles which he advocated already before the war. Forster was tried, convicted and hanged for his crimes in Warsaw after Germany was defeated.
The Nazis: A Warning from History - Trial and death - Netflix
At the end of the war, Forster took refuge in the British Occupation Zone of Germany. The British handed him to People's Republic of Poland. Forster was condemned to death by the Polish court for war crimes (the Supreme National Tribunal) and crimes against humanity in 1948. He was held and had his sentence deferred. The Polish president denied clemency on 21 February 1952 and Forster was moved from Gdańsk to Mokotów Prison in Warsaw, where he was hanged on 28 February 1952. His wife, who had not heard from him since 1949, was informed of his death in 1954.
The Nazis: A Warning from History - References - Netflix