In Europa (series)

In Europa is a series of television documentaries on Europe in the 20th century, based on the book with the same name by Dutch writer and historian Geert Mak. The series had a budget of 4 million euro and was cofinanced by the Dutch Ministry of Interior Relations. Episodes are available for viewing on the official site (below). First broadcast on Nederland 2 from 2007 to 2009, quite a few locations important in European history are shown throughout the series, both historical and current.

After two episodes the Flemish public channel (Canvas) bought the series, starting broadcasts on January 8, 2008. Swedish public channel Sveriges Television bought the series as well, starting broadcasts from January 2009. Croatian public television (HRT) also bought the series and begun broadcasting from late 2011 through 2012.

Although the series is mainly in Dutch, many of the episodes can be understood, as interviews with eyewitnesses or sons or daughters of contemporary figures tend to be in English.


The first 7 episodes are about World War I, the eight about the Treaty of Versailles and the murder on Walther Rathenau. The 9th about Mussolini, 10th about the rise of Nazism, 11th rise of Joseph Stalin and Ukrainian Genocide, 12 th Spanish civil war, 13th and 14th Hitler and Nazi-Germany, 15th Vichy France, 16th concentration camp Buchenwald and the company Topf und Söhne, 17 Stalingrad,18 Poland in 1943,19 riots in Warsaw and Prague in 1944, 20 Germany and Russia in 1945, 21 Yugoslavia in 1945, 22 Israël and Europe in 1946, 23 Czech Republic in 1948, 24 Europe in 1950, 25 Hungary in 1956, 26 France-Algeria 1958, 27 DDR in 1961, 28 Amsterdam-Berlin-Paris 1968, 29 Portugal 1974, 30 Germany 1977.

External links

  • In Europa website
  • Episodes available in English
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