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Monday, April 26, 2010


A great History Channel show, which compare the lives of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, two of the biggest dictators in history. Compare similarities from early childhood until death, is amazing how similar their lives were.

They are responsible for some 60 million deaths. They ruled their countries with iron fists, squashing all dissent and directing government-sponsored programs of terror against their own citizens.

Drawing on the latest findings and expert analysis from leading psychologists and historians, HITLER AND STALIN: ROOTS OF EVIL examines the 20th century's worst villains. The parallels are striking: both had abusive fathers and doting mothers, both were extremely insecure about their physical appearance and ashamed of their backgrounds, and both came to power at roughly the same time. From Hitler's "Jewish nose" to Stalin's deformed foot, the Final Solution to the Gulags, this incisive special compares the backgrounds and policies of these two despots, interpreting the latest evidence and theories in the hopes of illuminating the personal, emotional and mental underpinnings of their actions.

The first program of its type, HITLER AND STALIN: ROOTS OF EVIL adds a new facet to our understanding of these two reviled dictators.


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