Having spent the last 60 years attempting to commit Hitler to the history books, it seems that Germany is now rethinking its attitude towards the man who plunged the 20th century into its worst war. This unusual documentary visits the places where Hitler lived, fought and died, investigating how he is viewed today, and what – if any – evidence of him remains.
In his birthplace in Austria and the town in Germany where Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, inhabitants either attempt to ignore his legacy, or actively confront it – like anti-fascist campaigner and Hitler impersonator Hubsi Kramer. This latter approach seems more likely to help people come to terms with this poisonous legacy and move on. A trip to Vienna, where the neo-Nazi Freedom Party is making electoral gains, shows the dangers of having an electorate who have never been told the truth about the full horrors of the Nazi era.
In Nuremburg, home of the vast Nazi rallies, former Nazis explain how they were wooed by the message and the aesthetics of National Socialism. We also find that the infamous stadium there is now being turned into a museum to the Third Reich to remind young Germans of the unacceptable fascist legacy it left behind.