A groundbreaking historical contribution, The Devil's Diary is a chilling window into the mind of Adolf Hitler's chief social philosopher, Alfred Rosenberg, who formulated some of the guiding principles behind the Third Reich's genocidal crusade. It also chronicles the thrilling detective hunt for his diary, which disappeared after the Nuremberg Trials and remained lost for almost three quarters of a century, until Robert Wittman a former FBI special agent played an important role in its recovery. This narrative of Rosenberg's diary offers provocative and intimate insights into pivotal moments in the war and the life of a notorious Nazi who laid the philosophical foundations of the Third Reich.
In these two 2-hour specials, HISTORY channel digs deep beneath the surface of our collective understanding of the Third Reich to unearth what we don't know about the individuals who comprised one of the most fascinating and complex regimes of recent history. THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there. Immersive and evocative, it takes viewers inside the Germany of the 20s, 30s, and early 40s, through the use of rare and never-before-seen home movies, Nazi propaganda films and other contemporaneous material. The narrative consists of personal recollections culled from German's diaries, journals and letters.