Pierre Laval was a French politician who developed a close relationship with Adolf Hitler and proposed that the two countries should collaborate. He is still one of the most detested men in French history.
This episode explores the Finnish Nazi collaborators and dispels the myth they were good collaborators not involved in many war crimes. It details war crimes committed by the Waffen SS Finnish soldiers and explores the depth of the Finnish denial.
Dinko Sakic ran one of the most brutal and notorious death camps of World War Two. Between 400,000 and 800,000 people were killed in the name of a free Croatia. The brutality of the crimes appalled even the Nazis.
Throughout the war, Quisling cruelly oppressed the people of Norway and urged them to fight for Nazi Germany. He even oversaw the execution of dissenters and collaborated in the deportation to Auschwitz of Norwegian Jews
On 10th May 1940 Germany invaded Holland. Hitler's Blitzkreig or lightning war took neutral Holland completely by surprise. Anton Mussert, leader of the right wing national socialist movement, known as the NSB, offered his support to the occupiers.
Just eight months before the outbreak of World War Two a series of terrorist attacks were felt all over England. This was the work of an Irish terrorist group, The I.R.A. and as war approached, the Nazis took a keen interest in their activities.