90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Interpreting Germany's "Hitler Exhibit"

See images below from the new exhibit at the German Historical Museum. Also, link to galleries at NYTimes and Der Spiegel.

In a time of economic fear and angry politics, Adolf Hitler rose to lead Germany into the maelstrom of Nazism. The world, and Germany, paid a heavy price.

Germans have had 65 years, since the end of World War II, to think about what went wrong. Now, for the first time since the war, a major German museum, in the heart of Berlin, has mounted an exhibit focused on Hitler himself, and “the Führer’s” relationship with Germans as he rose.

It’s extremely careful not to glorify. But Hitler is a weirdly hot topic again, in 2010.

We look back at Hitler, from where we are now.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Dr. Simone Erpel, curator at the German Historical Museum in Berlin and co-curator of the new exhibit, “Hitler and the Germans: Nation and Crime.”

Constenze Stelzenmuller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She’s a former defense and international security editor at the German weekly DIE ZEIT.

Jonathan Zatlin, professor of German and European history at Boston University. His research interests focus around modern German history, with an emphasis on Jewish-German history, communications, and economics.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 22, 2014
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)

We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

Oct 22, 2014
Authors Nicholas Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn attend the premiere of "Meena" at the AMC Loews Theater on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in New York.

Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, great Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee.

RECENT
SHOWS
Oct 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

 
Oct 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

More »
1 Comment
 
Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

More »
Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

More »
Comment