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The Story of Fascism: “Never Again”

Memorials across Europe remind us of the unthinkable horrors of 20th-century fascism — and compel us to never let it happen again.

The Story of Fascism: "Never Again"

Memorials across Europe remind us of the unthinkable horrors of 20th-century fascism — and compel us to never let it happen again.(This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.)

Posted by Rick Steves on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

 

This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.

The Story of Fascism: The Allies Defeat Fascist Germany

Defeating Hitler and Mussolini took total war — a massive and heroic effort led by Britain, the USA, and the Soviet Union.

The Story of Fascism: The Allies Defeat Fascist Germany

Defeating Hitler and Mussolini took total war — a massive and heroic effort led by Britain, the USA, and the Soviet Union.(This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.)

Posted by Rick Steves on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.

 

The Story of Fascism: The Holocaust

The evils of fascism were incremental. Small evils became big evils. At first, concentration camps contained people who didn’t conform. Then, they became forced labor camps. Eventually, the Nazis built death camps — and the entire Jewish population was targeted for extermination.

The Story of Fascism: The Holocaust

The evils of fascism were incremental. Small evils became big evils. At first, concentration camps contained people who didn’t conform. Then, they became forced labor camps. Eventually, the Nazis built death camps — and the entire Jewish population was targeted for extermination.(This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.)

Posted by Rick Steves on Monday, September 10, 2018

 

This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.

 

 

The Story of Fascism: Hitler’s Anti-Intellectualism

Hitler systematically silenced the free press, intellectuals, and universities. He called complicated modern art “degenerate,” and he banned all books that questioned his agenda — as well as the writings of psychologists, left-wing thinkers, and Jewish authors.

The Story of Fascism: Hitler’s Anti-Intellectualism

Hitler systematically silenced the free press, intellectuals, and universities. He called complicated modern art “degenerate,” and he banned all books that questioned his agenda — as well as the writings of psychologists, left-wing thinkers, and Jewish authors.(This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.)

Posted by Rick Steves on Friday, September 7, 2018

 

This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.

 

The Story of Fascism: Hitler’s “National Socialism”

Despite calling his party “National Socialist” (a.k.a. Nazi), Hitler abolished unions, privatized many industries, and was backed by corporations.

The Story of Fascism: Hitler’s "National Socialism"

Despite calling his party “National Socialist” (a.k.a. Nazi), Hitler abolished unions, privatized many industries, and was backed by corporations.(This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.)

Posted by Rick Steves on Friday, September 7, 2018

 

This clip is excerpted from my new one-hour special “Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe.” Check your local listings for air times — and if you don’t see it, please ask your public television station to add it to their schedule.