The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination

Thu 24 Sep

Thursday, 24 September 2020

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Talk | Online Only

The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination

Join author Richard J Evans as he explores ‘fake news’ in Nazi Germany.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
The Hitler Conspiracies


Did the Nazis burn down the Reichstag in order to seize power? Did Rudolf Hess fly to the UK in 1941 to convey peace terms offered to the British by Hitler? Did Hitler escape the bunker in 1945 and flee to South America?

These questions continue to fascinate and generate controversy. Now, for the first time, Richard Evans examines them through the lens of recent research on conspiracy theories.

Evans will look at how these conspiracy theories have spread in the history of Nazi Germany and how they sow the seed of distrust in scholarship and historical profession. Through painstaking research, Evans puts forward an evidence-based argument to counter the ‘fake news’ that has come out years after the Third Reich.

Richard J Evans is one of the world’s leading authorities on Nazi Germany. His three volumes, The Coming of the Third Reich, The Third Reich in Power and The Third Reich at War, are standard works that have been translated into 15 languages and sold hundreds of thousands of copies across the world. Evans was Penguin's principal expert witness in the David Irving v Penguin Books Ltd libel trial.

A copy of Richard Evans' book The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Thursday, 24 September 2020
4.30pm - 5.30pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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