The rise and fall of the Third Reich has been a source of revulsion and fascination since the close of the Second World War. The images of the concentration camps; Hitler's hypnotic oration; and the vast Nuremberg rallies are seared into the collective consciousness. However, it is important that we understand the complex circumstances which allowed this particular branch of fascism to flourish.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santayana)