2020 Festival – Episode 2.
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At the beginning of 1940 Germany was at the pinnacle of its power. By May 1945 Hitler was dead and Germany had suffered a disastrous defeat. Hitler had failed to achieve his aim of making Germany a super power and had left her people to cope with the endless shame of the Holocaust. In The Hitler Years ~ Disaster 1940-1945, Professor Frank McDonough charts the dramatic change of fortune for the Third Reich, and challenges long-held accounts of the Holocaust and Germany’s ultimate defeat.
In this special episode historian Professor Frank McDonough returns to the Festival to talk about his book The Hitler Years: Disaster 1940-1945, the second volume in his history of the Third Reich. Frank is in conversation with actor, and voice of the audiobook, Paul McGann. The episode was recorded via Zoom on 4th December 2021.