Andrew Marr's History of the World Hitler's rise to power

Andrew Marr tells the story of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany from 1919 to 1933. He explores Hitler’s years in the wilderness after the First World War, the Munich Putsch and the reason for his electoral success in 1933. Teacher notes: Pupils could use the video to write a news report or fact file about Hitler’s background. They could discuss the appeal of Hitler and the Nazis in their ascent to power. Students could also record factors that helped Hitler become increasingly influential in German politics between 1919 and 1933. Students could be asked to identify which parts of the chronology represented turning points in the rise of Hitler. The narrator comments that though history is full of nasty surprises, Hitler did his best not to be a surprise. A guided discussion could focus on how fair an assessment this is of Hitler's rise to power.

  • 2012
  • 00:08:47
  • 13-14
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