Professor Thomas Childers, Author of ‘The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany’

Professor Thomas Childers presents his latest book examining how the young Hitler became passionately political and anti-Semetic as he lived on the margins of society, attracting like-minded colleagues who formed the nucleus of the nascent Nazi party. What was a dysfunctional democracy transformed into a totalitarian state and began the inexorable march to World War II and the Holocaust. Parallels of the impacts of radical leaders on democracies between Germany and the present U.S. are apparent.