Book review — Nazi history

The Nazis had a genius for staging, inventing the procession of the Olympic torch from Athens to the host city

Hitler’s charm offensive at the Berlin Olympics was a sinister cover for his main offensive

17 February 2018 9:00 am

At the Berlin Olympics, Hitler set out to seduce the world. But his main purpose was to buy time for war preparations, says Simon Kuper

Obsessed with the occult: Hitler and Helmut Schreiber, head of the Magic Circle, at the Obersalzberg in 1943

Did Hitler’s obsession with the occult lose him the war?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

When he came to power Hitler had a dowser scour the Reich Chancellery for cancerous ‘death rays’. Before flying to…