This propaganda footage, shot right before the fall of the Third Reich, was supposed to be destroyed. And for good reason - it reveals the medical condition Hitler tried to hide.
Was Hitler's personal physician, Theodor Morell, actually a double agent assigned to kill his boss or was he simply a quack? And did his dubious medical treatments contribute to the mad dictator's extreme behavior? Join us as we investigate recently discovered medical records that reveal evidence about Hitler's drug abuse, mental illness and the controversial doctor he entrusted with his life. Interviews with medical experts and historians shed light on the Fuhrer's health and what bearing it had on his military and political decisions.
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