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Watch with Rick Steves — Germany's Fascist Story

Enjoy Rick's live Monday Night Travel party with this video recorded on November 30, 2020. Experience the conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity of joining Rick in his living room as he shares his personal and inspirational behind-the-scenes commentary.

Traveling across Germany, we learn how fascism rose and then fell, taking millions of people with it. Visiting actual locations — from Munich to Nürnberg to Berlin — we trace the roots of Nazism in the aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people were enchanted by Hitler. We explore the totalitarian society Hitler built, and see the consequences: genocide and total war. Learning from Germany's fascist story, we can recognize that hateful ideology as well as the tricks of wannabe dictators in our own age.

Watch the full episode without commentary: Germany's Fascist Story