Night of the Long Knives

See how Hitler finds himself caught between Germany’s president and the Nazis’ power base. His advisors persuade him to destroy the Nazi stormtroopers and their leader – one of his oldest friends – to make the SS Germany’s only paramilitary force.

Premieres on November 10 at 9PM

See how Adolf Hitler and the Nazis rise to power. In 1930, Germany is a liberal democracy. Just four years later, democracy is dead, Germany’s leader is a dictator and the government is in the hands of the Nazis.


 

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Night of the Long Knives

S1 Ep3 | 55m 45s

See how Hitler finds himself caught between Germany’s president and the Nazis’ power base.

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The First Six Months in Power

S1 Ep2 | 55m 21s

Discover the measures Chancellor Hitler takes to dismantle the German state.

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Politics

S1 Ep1 | 55m 45s

See the events that propel Hitler from the fringes to the heart of the government.

Rise of the Nazis Extras

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The Plot Against Ernst Röhm

S1 Ep3 | 2m 31s

Himmler plans to exploit Röhm’s weakness to eliminate him and the Storm Troopers.

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Ernst Röhm

S1 Ep3 | 3m 36s

The Storm Troopers start to become a threat.

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Edgar Jung and Hitler's Downfall

S1 Ep3 | 2m 38s

Edgar Jung, a right-wing intellectual, secretly plots Hitler’s downfall.

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Episode 3 Preview | Night of the Long Knives

S1 Ep3 | 30s

See how Hitler finds himself caught between Germany’s president and the Nazis’ power base.

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