The Story of Fascism in Europe

In this one-hour special, Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. We'll trace fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, the totalitarian societies they built, and the brutal measures they used to enforce their ideology. We'll see the horrific consequences: genocide and total war. And we'll be inspired by the stories of those who resisted. Along the way, we'll visit poignant sights throughout Europe relating to fascism, and talk with Europeans whose families lived through those times. Our goal: to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

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RICK STEVES SPECIAL: THE STORY OF FASCISM IN EUROPE (1/60) (TV-G, Stereo, CC, DVI)
RKEE 110 HD-Base Revision 001
Thursday, August 30, 2018
1100–1200ET /HD03


Rick Steves' The Story of Fascism in Europe [18 words]
Rick traces fascism's history in Europe to help us learn from the hard lessons of the 20th century.

Rick Steves' The Story of Fascism in Europe [30 words]
In this one-hour special, Rick traces fascism's history in Europe. Our goal: to learn from the hard lessons of the 20th century, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

Rick Steves' The Story of Fascism in Europe [75 words]
In this one-hour special, Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. We'll trace fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, the totalitarian societies they built, and the brutal measures they used to enforce their ideology. We'll see the horrific consequences: genocide and total war. And we'll be inspired by the stories of those who resisted. Along the way, we'll visit poignant sights throughout Europe relating to fascism, and talk with Europeans whose families lived through those times. Our goal: to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

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Congress Hall at the former Nazi party rally grounds, Nazi Documentation Center, Nürnberg, Germany. Download image.

 

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Rick on the steps of the Altes Museum, on Berlin's Museum Island. Download image.

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Rick at the Reichstag building in Berlin. Download image.

 

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Rick with local expert Francesca Caruso at Mussolini's Stadio dei Marmi, at the Foro Italico in Rome. Download image.

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Rick at the Palace of Italian Civilization in Mussolini's E.U.R. district of Rome. Download image.

 

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Rick holding a fasces at the Palace of Italian Civilization in the E.U.R. district of Rome. Download image.

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Mosaics and marble monuments celebrating fascism in Mussolini's Foro Italico in Rome. Download image.

 

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The Palace of Italian Civilization in the E.U.R. district of Rome. Download image.

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The Stadio dei Marmi, at the Foro Italico in Rome. Download image.