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The documentary addresses a “classic” in counterfactual history-writing: a Nazi victory in the Second World War. In addition, the program pursues the question how history would have evolved if Hitler had died early.

The main findings are: A German victory in the Second World War was as unlikely as a long-term Nazi regime in Europe or the whole world. Vice versa, Hitler’s earlier death would probably not have turned all of history upside down.

But the documentary demonstrates impressively that history is not predetermined, but that it is rather an always open process. The question of a Nazi victory can be considered a historical warning. And it serves as a remedy against disenchantment with democracy.