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Hitler, Germany, and 1941: What We Know Now – clip

Andrew Nagorski / Bard College


By the end of 1940, Hitler’s armies ruled most of Europe, but by the end of 1941 he had already squandered his chances for victory in World War II. In this program, historian Andrew Nagorski discusses how Hitler was underestimated during his rise to power and early conquests; how close he seemingly was to victory in 1940; and how he then made a series of disastrous miscalculations that sealed his country’s fate in the pivotal year 1941.

Andrew Nagorski

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