It was 84 years ago on this very day that the Reichstag Fire occurred, an incident which transformed the German nation at that point. On an evening, a week prior to the start of the March 1933 election in Germany, the Reichstag building was in flames, burning away at the building that was the heart… Read More History Remembers: the Reichstag Fire, the incident that helped the Nazis establish a dictatorship
As one of the notorious survivors of the Nazi regime, Leni Riefenstahl was a polarising figure mainly in the post-WWII era, as she was a remarkable artist with films like Triumph of the Will and Olympia, but her works were inevitably associated with the infamy of the Nazi regime. Throughout her filmmaking career, her works… Read More Leni Riefenstahl: groundbreaking, yet infamous filmmaker at the heart of the Third Reich
In the 1920s and 1930s, the transformation of Italy and Germany into their respective fascist and Nazi regimes left a dark legacy over history in the 20th century with the damage caused by the seemingly promising leaders and ideology of each movement. It can even echo into the present, especially as many would argue there… Read More The rise of Fascism and Nazism: does it correlate with the emergence of modern-day right-wing populism?