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The Third Reich History Podcast

The Third Reich History Podcast

Ryan Stackhouse and Chris Osmar

Podcast by Ryan Stackhouse and Chris Osmar

67 - Enemies of the People: Hitler's Critics and the Gestapo
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  • 67 - Enemies of the People: Hitler's Critics and the Gestapo

    The opening of Enemies of the People: Hitler's Critics and the Gestapo as read by the author.

    Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 59min
  • 66 - Post-War Justice and Aschenauer

    Who defended Nazi war criminals after 1945? What limited prosecution and how did the German public think about post-war justice? Tune in to our interview with Craig Sorvillo about his research on Rudolf Aschenauer to find out! Get a hold of us on twitter @staxomatix or through email to john.ryan.stackhouse@gmail.com

    Tue, 30 Apr 2019 - 1h 38min
  • 65 - Slave Labour after Stalingrad - The Chrissertation Part 2

    How did life change for slave labour after Stalingrad? How did the German way of irregular warfare shape their experience as a vital yet dangerous resource in Nazi eyes? In part two, Chris begins by briefly describing the foreign worker program and the functions of work education camps before discussing life under the bombs as a foreign worker. He then reveals how German counterinsurgency doctrine, and Allied agitpropaganda, shaped the use of violence to maintain control.

    Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 1h 02min
  • 64 - Nazi Colonial Precedents - The Chrissertation Part 1

    How did an oppressive system become a murderous one? How was the Nazi foreign worker program built upon colonial precedents? In our latest episode, Ryan interviews Chris about his freshly defended dissertation on forced labour under Nazism. In part one, Chris tells us why he became a historian before outlining his main arguments and explaining their significance. A lively digression about the difficulties of working with court records and oral sources ensues. Then, Chris outlines the German theory and practice of forced labour over the long term from Southwest Africa up to the fall of the Nazis.

    Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 57min
  • 63 - Himmler's Ministry of the Interior

    Chris is back! In his triumphant return, we discuss how the Reich Ministry of the Interior functioned as the war turned against Germany. What changed after Himmler took control? Who was Wilhelm Stuckart? What was the SS theory of government administration? Tune in to find out!

    Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - 1h 06min
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