|The Man in the High Castle|
|Created by||Frank Spotnitz|
|Based on|| The Man in the High Castle |
by Philip K. Dick
|Opening theme||"Edelweiss", performed by Jeanette Olsson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||30 (list of episodes)|
|Cinematography|| James Hawkinson |
|Running time||48–70 minutes|
|Original network||Prime Video|
|Original release||January 15, 2015 –|
The Man in the High Castle is an American television series depicting a dystopian alternate history taking place in a parallel universe. It was created by Frank Spotnitz and is produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free Productions, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions, and Big Light Productions.It is based on the 1962 novel The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.
Frank Spotnitz is an American television writer and executive producer, and Chief Executive Officer of Big Light Productions, a London and Paris-based television production company. Spotnitz's career of more than 20 years in television includes creating, writing and producing series with networks, cable, streaming and other broadcast platforms. He is the creator of the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.
Amazon Studios is a television and film producer and distributor that is a subsidiary of Amazon. It specializes in developing television series and distributing and producing films. It was started in late 2010. Content is distributed through theaters and Prime Video, Amazon's digital video streaming service, and is a competitor to services like Netflix and Hulu.
Scott Free Productions is a British film and television production company founded in 1970 by filmmakers and brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. They formed the feature film development company Percy Main Productions in 1980, naming the company after the English village Percy Main, where their father grew up. The company was renamed to Scott Free Productions in 1995. Scott Free has produced films ranging from the 2000 Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator (2000) to "smaller pictures" like Cracks (2009). Between productions of White Squall (1996) and G.I. Jane (1997), Ridley Scott reorganised the company.
In this parallel universe, the Axis powers have won World War II and divided the United States into the Greater Nazi Reich, consisting of half of the eastern part of the United States and New York City as its regional capital, and the Japanese Pacific States to the west, with San Francisco as capital. These territories are separated by a neutral zone that encompasses the Rocky Mountains. The series starts in 1962 and follows characters whose destinies intertwine when they come into contact with newsreels and home movies that show Germany losing the war.
The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometers (3,000 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. Located within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are somewhat distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, and the Sierra Nevada, which all lie farther to the west.
The pilot premiered in January 2015, and Amazon ordered a ten-episode season the following month which was released in November. A second season of ten episodes premiered in December 2016, and a third season was released on October 5, 2018. In July 2018, Amazon announced at San Diego Comic-Con that it had been renewed for a fourth season, which was confirmed in February 2019 to be the last one of the series.
San Diego Comic-Con International is a non-profit multi-genre entertainment and comic book convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States. The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known simply as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC".
The series' main setting is a parallel universe where the Axis powers have won World War II after Giuseppe Zangara assassinates President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which creates a series of developments that include the Germans dropping an atomic bomb on Washington, D.C.. The Eastern and Midwestern states of the United States are controlled by the Greater Nazi Reich (GNR), who refer to the colony as "Nazi America" or "the American Reich". Western North America, now part of the "Japanese Pacific States", is occupied by the technologically less-advanced feudal Empire of Japan, which has assimilated its formerly American citizens into Japanese culture. Japan's Trade and Science ministers work in the Pacific States' capital, San Francisco. A Neutral Zone encompasses the Rocky Mountains which serves as a buffer zone due to Cold War-like tensions between the German and Japanese blocs. The Japanese subject non-Japanese to racial discrimination and grant them fewer rights, while the Nazis continue to hunt racial and ethnic minorities and euthanize those with handicaps or chronic illnesses. The superior technology of the Germans is highlighted by the use of video phones and Concorde-like "rockets" for inter-continental travel.
The Axis powers, also known as "Rome–Berlin–Tokyo Axis", were the nations that fought in World War II against the Allies. The Axis powers agreed on their opposition to the Allies, but did not completely coordinate their activity.
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Giuseppe "Joe" Zangara was an Italian immigrant and naturalized citizen of the United States who attempted to assassinate then-President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 15, 1933, seventeen days before Roosevelt's inauguration. During a night speech by Roosevelt in Miami, Florida, Zangara fired five shots with a handgun he had purchased a couple of days before. He missed his target and instead injured five bystanders, mortally wounding Anton Cermak, the Mayor of Chicago.
Views of numerous other Earths, some where the Allies were victorious, some where an American resistance is doing well, are seen in the films collected by "the Man in the High Castle", a mysterious underground antifascist leader, in transcendental visits by one of the characters, and eventually in the recollections of "travelers" who journey between the parallel realms.
In an alternate 1962, Juliana Crain is a woman in Japanese-ruled San Francisco, who becomes entangled with the resistance when her half-sister Trudy is killed by Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido of the Kempeitai . Before she is killed, Trudy gives Juliana a film canister containing a newsreel titled The Grasshopper Lies Heavy. The film depicts an alternate history in which the Allies defeated Germany and Japan. The film is part of a series that the mysterious underground figure known as "the Man in the High Castle" (later revealed to be an old resistance chief, Hawthorne Abendsen) is both collecting and distributing, to the chagrin of the Reich's Führer Adolf Hitler. Juliana comes to believe the newsreel reflects some sort of alternate reality and is part of a larger truth about how the world should be. Her boyfriend, Frank Frink—who keeps his Jewish roots hidden to avoid extradition and death at the hands of the Nazis—believes the newsreel is some kind of hoax. Juliana learns that Trudy was transporting the film to a contact in Canon City, Colorado, in the Neutral Zone, and decides to travel there in Trudy's place, to find out what her mission was.
San Francisco, officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known by its initialism SF, is a city in, and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of, Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, and the fourth-most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second-most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth-most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is the 12th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with 4,729,484 people in 2018. With San Jose, it forms the fifth most populous combined statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.
The Kenpeitai) was the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army from 1881 to 1945. It was both a conventional military police and a secret police force. During the Japanese occupation, the kenpeitai also arrested those who were suspected of being anti-Japanese. While it was institutionally part of the army, the Kenpeitai also discharged the functions of the military police for the Imperial Japanese Navy under the direction of the Admiralty Minister, those of the executive police under the direction of the Home Minister and those of the judicial police under the direction of the Justice Minister. A member of the corps was called a kenpei.
The Allies of World War II, called the "United Nations" from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
In Canon City, Juliana encounters Joe Blake, a member of the resistance who expects to be meeting Trudy. Joe, however, is actually a double agent working for the Nazis under Obergruppenführer John Smith, a former US Army officer who joined the Nazis and rose through the ranks to become a senior officer in the SS. Smith survives an assassination attempt, presumably by the resistance forces, and begins trying to discover who passed the information about his movements to the resistance. Frank is arrested when the Japanese and the Nazis become suspicious of Juliana's activities. Not having the information they seek, he is unable to give the Japanese what they are looking for. They kill Frank's sister and her two children in retaliation, using their Jewish heritage as an excuse for their executions. This leads Frank to plan to kill the visiting Japanese Crown Prince and Princess, but, standing in the crowd in front of the podium, he hesitates. Shots are fired, and the Crown Prince is shot by a Nazi sniper instead of by Frank.
Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi is a high-ranking Japanese official, in San Francisco. He meets in secret with Nazi official Rudolph Wegener, who is traveling incognito as a Swedish businessman. Tagomi and Wegener are both concerned about the power vacuum that will exist when Hitler either dies or is forced to step down because of his worsening Parkinson's disease. Wegener explains that Hitler's successor will want to use the Reich's nuclear bombs against Japan to gain control of the rest of the former United States. Currently, however, Japan and the Reich are engaged in a cold war that is full of tension but no open warfare, with the Japanese lagging behind the Germans technologically. Smith is visited in New York by another high-ranking Nazi, Reinhard Heydrich, and is wary of Heydrich's ambitions see Hitler replaced. Heydrich invites Smith to go hunting, where it is made clear that Smith can either join the plot or be eliminated. Heydrich, however, receives a call he expected would confirm Hitler's assassination, but the caller is actually Hitler himself informing Heydrich that his plot failed. Smith then arrests Heydrich as a traitor.
Hunted by the Japanese, who hold her responsible for at least one murder, Juliana claims asylum in the Nazi Reich at its San Francisco embassy. Smith, seeing that her claim is unlikely to succeed, steps in and sponsors it himself, taking Juliana to New York under his protection without Joe's knowledge. Dr. Adler tells Smith that his son Thomas has muscular dystrophy, which must be reported to the Reich so that Thomas can be euthanized as a burden to society. Smith kills Adler to keep Thomas' condition secret, making it look like a heart attack. Joe discovers that he is a product of the Lebensborn programme, and is the sole biological son of a top-ranking Nazi official in Berlin, Martin Heusmann. Eventually, Joe reconciles with Heusmann, who becomes Acting Chancellor of the Reich during Hitler's final illness and after his subsequent death, until the Nazi party can meet and select Hitler's successor. Heusmann announces on television that Hitler was assassinated by Japanese agents, and vows to bring the perpetrators to justice by any means necessary, including war. Smith, aware of Heydrich's plotting, is the only high-ranking Nazi official to be suspicious of Heusmann's sudden announcement. Smith arranges for the release of Heydrich, pretending that he has accepted that Heydrich will be the new Führer, upon which Heydrich reveals that it is Heusmann who will be the new Führer. Heusmann intends to launch a Nazi nuclear onslaught against the Japanese Empire. The attack would kill tens of millions of Japanese and their emperor, level Tokyo, and decimate the Empire, forcing the surviving Japanese to absorb themselves into a global Nazi Reich that would strengthen Heusmann's position.
Smith attempts to carefully disrupt and dismantle the Heusmann conspiracy, and travels to Berlin to inform Nazi Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler of its existence. Smith gives Himmler a hoard of physical evidence that cannot be dismissed as hearsay, and Himmler arrests Heusmann for high treason and the murder of Hitler, also detaining Joe. Himmler addresses the Volkshalle , packed with hundreds of thousands of Reich military personnel and civilians. Himmler puts aside Heusmann's intended speech declaring war on Japan, and instead informs the Reich of Heusmann's conspiracy and Smith's exposure of it. Smith is lionized as a Nazi hero, and Himmler's accession to Führer implies a new era of peace and tranquility between the Japanese Empire and the Greater Nazi Reich. Thomas, inspired by his father's devotion to the Reich, turns himself in to be euthanized. Frank decides to put aside his relative pacifism and become a committed member of the American Resistance to the Japanese Empire inside the Pacific States. He eventually participates in a terrorist bombing of a central command building of the Pacific States government in Downtown San Francisco, also intended to kill Kido. The attack kills many members of the Japanese military and other top-level leadership, but not Kido. Juliana flees New York and arrives in the Neutral Zone, where she sees Trudy, who is very much alive.
After months in prison, Joe is forced to execute Heusmann, and becomes part of Himmler's secret service. Juliana discovers that this Trudy comes from an alternate universe in which it was Juliana who died, and later meets a mysterious Irish black market dealer, Wyatt Price. Meanwhile, a disfigured Frank is living in a secret community of Jews, painting antifascist artwork that is turning up in Japanese-occupied territories. Tagomi and Admiral Inokuchi realize that the Reich is putting a secret embargo on petroleum against the Empire. George Lincoln Rockwell, Reichsmarschall of North America, is plotting with J. Edgar Hoover, head of the American Reich Bureau of Investigation, against Smith, now Oberst-Gruppenführer . Nicole, a young Berlin-born filmmaker, has moved to Nazi America to complete a propaganda film about the "heroic" life of Thomas Smith. She next starts working with Billy Turner, a Nazi functionary, on a new propaganda project, named Jahr Null ("Year Zero"), to "erase" the history of the former United States. This includes demolishing the Lincoln Memorial; melting the Liberty Bell to reshape it into a swastika; and destroying the Statue of Liberty (which is to be replaced by a statue of John and Thomas Smith named "The New Colossus"). Nicole becomes romantically involved with a married New York City reporter, Thelma Harris, who is later arrested in an SS raid (secretly ordered by Himmler) of a lesbian club. Himmler sends Joe to San Francisco on an ostensibly diplomatic mission, but he is actually there to kill a list of Reich defectors and Japanese functionaries, including Tagomi. Before Joe can finish, Juliana stops him by killing Joe herself. In New York City, Smith's wife Helen is devastated by Thomas's death. She accidentally kills Dr. Adler's wife, who is obsessed with the idea that her husband was murdered. Though Smith is fearful of their secrets coming out, he consents to Helen seeing a psychiatrist to deal with the trauma of this killing, and her grief over Thomas.
Childan and Ed arrive in Denver, the cultural capital of the Neutral Zone, with a bus full of Americana acquisitions Childan hopes to sell in his shop. Nearly everything (including the bus itself) is stolen by a gang on motorcycles, and when Childan prepares to return to California, Ed is hesitant to leave, as he has started a relationship with a local man named Jack. Childan returns to San Francisco to find his shop illegally occupied by a Japanese family. Kido promises to return it to Childan if he will reveal where Ed is, as a means to find Frank. Kido tracks down Frank, and ritually beheads him in the former Manzanar concentration camp. Smith blackmails Hoover and turns the table on Rockwell, who is exiled to Havana, German Cuba, by Himmler; Smith later has Rockwell killed, and is promoted to Reichsmarschall. In his new capacity, Smith is introduced to a secret program, headed by Nazi scientist Josef Mengele and started from studies on a woman who died and returned from another world, to send people (and Wehrmacht troops) through to alternate Earths using a machine housed in the Lackawanna mines, where, according to string theory, an anomaly makes such multiverse travel possible. Juliana has shown Joe's secret Reich files to Tagomi, including details of the multiverse-machine, who uses them to pressure Smith to drop the embargo. Juliana begins experiencing the memories of one of her counterparts from another Earth, who was killed by Joe in the mines. She organizes an expedition with some members of the resistance to destroy the machine. Smith and Himmler witness a test of the machine, which is moderately successful; one human subject appears to travel, but several others are torn apart. Himmler immediately lifts the oil embargo, to avoid the Japanese putting any distractions on the ongoing multiverse-machine experiments. Smith's daughter Jennifer is now old enough to submit to the mandatory medical examination that revealed Thomas's illness. Fearful of the possible results and hoping for a postponement, Helen flees with her daughters to a beach house. Himmler declares the beginning of Jahr Null with the Luftwaffe 's bombing of the Statue of Liberty, which incites gleeful riots by Nazi Youth in New York City. Himmler sends Nicole to a re-education camp in Germany, shortly before Wyatt and a sniper colleague start shooting, hitting Himmler but missing Smith. Juliana and Hawthorne Abendsen – the Man in the High Castle – are captured by the Nazis. Smith learns from Abendsen (who is revealed to be one of his fellow US Army Signal Corps soldiers) that people can only travel, including through the Nazi's multiverse-machine, if their counterpart on the destination Earth has died and "left a void". Smith rushes to stop Juliana from escaping, and shoots her just as she travels, disappearing before his eyes.
|1||10||1||January 15, 2015|
|9||November 20, 2015|
|2||10||December 16, 2016|
|3||10||October 5, 2018|
The pilot and the second episode were screened at a special Comic-Con event. The season premiered on November 20, 2015.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"The New World"||David Semel||Frank Spotnitz||January 15, 2015|
|In 1962 Nazi-occupied New York, Joe Blake volunteers to serve the resistance by driving a truck to the Neutral Zone in the Rockies. In Japan-occupied San Francisco, Juliana Crain receives a package from her sister Trudy, only to later see her shot by the Japanese police. Juliana discovers the package contains impossible footage of the Allies winning World War II. Her boyfriend, Frank, urges her to go to the police to plead her innocence. However, Juliana lies to him and instead heads to the Neutral Zone to deliver the film in Trudy's place. A woman attempts to steal the film but escapes only with decoys. The Japanese trade minister, Nobusuke Tagomi, meets the Nazi ambassador to finalize the details of a visit to San Francisco by the Japanese Crown Prince. Later Tagomi meets Rudolph Wegener, a high-ranking Nazi official pretending to be a Swedish businessman. Joe and Juliana meet and become friends in Canon City in the Neutral Zone. In San Francisco, the Kempeitai begin searching for Juliana because of her connection to Trudy. Blake calls SS Obergruppenführer Smith, revealing that Blake is secretly working for the Nazis.|
|2||2||"Sunrise"||Daniel Percival||Frank Spotnitz||November 20, 2015|
|Working in a Canon City diner, Juliana meets a man whom she assumes is her contact. Smith tells Joe that this contact is actually an undercover SD agent working against the resistance and orders him not to intervene. However, when Juliana goes to meet the agent, Joe drives up behind her to help her. The agent tries to kill Juliana, but she is able to throw him over a railing to his death. In New York, Smith is attacked by resistance fighters in an assassination attempt. In San Francisco, the Kempeitai arrest Frank to find out the whereabouts of Juliana. In prison, Frank meets a resistance fighter, who convinces him not to inform on Juliana. The Kempeitai kill Frank's sister and her children for his refusal to help them, but stop the planned execution of Frank when the woman who stole Juliana's bag is found with fake film reels.|
|3||3||"The Illustrated Woman"||Ken Olin||Thomas Schnauz and Evan Wright||November 20, 2015|
|Joe spots a Nazi bounty hunter named the Marshal. The Marshal is looking for the agent Juliana killed. Joe and Juliana go to dispose of the dead agent's body and car and, while doing this, find a map which leads them to a cave where they find a dead woman and a list of names. The list reveals that Juliana's boss from the diner was her actual contact. The Marshal realizes Juliana's true identity and tries to kill her. In San Francisco, the Japanese Crown Prince arrives in the city. Tagomi tells Wegener to secretly contact Japanese Science Minister Shimura, during the Crown Prince's speech at the Nazi Embassy. Frank breaks the news of his sister and her children's deaths to his brother-in-law. Frank also returns to work, where he makes a real gun.|
|4||4||"Revelations"||Michael Rymer||Thomas Schnauz and Jace Richdale||November 20, 2015|
|Joe saves Juliana from the Marshal. Joe and Juliana confront Lemuel (Lem), who leads them into the woods, where they are surrounded by resistance fighters. Lem forces them to give up the films and leave. Joe and Juliana are attacked again by the Marshal, causing Joe to reveal to the Marshal that he is a Nazi agent. The Marshal pursues Juliana on the highway. When Juliana gets far enough away, she burns her car and hides. When the Marshal reaches the car, he assumes that she has died. Back in New York, after he is attacked on the way to work, Smith suspects SS Hauptmann Connolly is the informant supplying information about his movements to the resistance. In the Pacific States, Frank heads to the Crown Prince's speech with a gun to assassinate him but hesitates. The Crown Prince is then shot by an unseen sniper. Wegener is unable to leave a microfilm capsule in the Science Minister's pocket, and is detained as a foreigner due to the shooting.|
|5||5||"The New Normal"||Bryan Spicer||Rob Williams||November 20, 2015|
|The Crown Prince is rushed to the hospital after the attack, and the captain of the Imperial Guard is ordered to commit seppuku for failing to protect the Crown Prince. Kido then states that if he cannot find the gunman, he will do the same. Juliana returns home to find an angry Frank, who alludes to his time in prison. Juliana visits her parents and learns that the Japanese killed Frank's sister and children. When she later reports to the Japanese military, she is interrogated and asked about Trudy's partner, Randall, but is ultimately let go. Joe returns to New York from the Neutral Zone and is kidnapped by Gestapo agents and brought to Smith's office. He reports to Smith on the events in Canon City, though his report is contradicted by the Marshal's. Smith tells Joe he has failed in his mission because the leader of the resistance escaped. Smith believes that Joe is being truthful and invites him over for Victory in America (VA) Day.|
|6||6||"Three Monkeys"||Nelson McCormick||Rob Williams||November 20, 2015|
|Joe celebrates VA Day at Smith's house. Juliana accepts a job working for Tagomi as she continues her search for answers. Smith, who has received intelligence about Wegener's activities but also happens to be an old friend, intercepts him at the airport and invites him for dinner hoping to probe him for answers. Smith has Wegener arrested. Smith catches Joe looking through his files.|
|7||7||"Truth"||Brad Anderson||Emma Frost||November 20, 2015|
|Juliana makes a startling discovery about her sister's death. Frank reflects on recent events and makes an important decision about his future, and Tagomi gains greater insight into Juliana's past. Smith catches Joe in his home office and interrogates him about Juliana and Canon City.|
|8||8||"End of the World"||Karyn Kusama||Walon Green||November 20, 2015|
Juliana and Frank make plans to escape the Pacific States, only to be dragged back into danger by Joe, who tries to retrieve a new film and walks directly into a Kempeitai ambush. Meanwhile, Smith's loyalty is put to the ultimate test when he is confronted with a startling family discovery.Note: The episode is named after the song of the same name, which is performed by Lini Evans during the episode with Japanese lyrics that she cowrote.
|9||9||"Kindness"||Michael Slovis||Jace Richdale||November 20, 2015|
|With time running out, a desperate Frank is forced to put his life on the line to help Joe. The pieces finally fall into place for Smith, as he uncovers who was behind the assassination attempt. Tagomi is devastated when he is confronted with the consequences of his scheming, and Kido's investigation takes a dramatic turn when he makes an important discovery. Meanwhile, Frank and Juliana, after taking possession of the new film, decide to watch it, but they are shocked to find out that the film depicts, apparently in the near future, a nuclear-bombed San Francisco in which the SS round up and execute survivors. Frank is shown being executed by Joe, who is wearing an SS uniform.|
|10||10||"A Way Out"||Daniel Percival||Rob Williams||November 20, 2015|
Frank and Juliana angrily confront Joe as a Nazi agent. He goes to the Nazi embassy with the film. Smith learns that Heydrich is preparing a trap. Kido acts on information from the Yakuza and kills the Nazi sniper who shot the Crown Prince. Ed is caught with Frank's gun and is used as a scapegoat for the attempted assassination of the Crown Prince, to avoid the need for Kido to commit seppuku. Heydrich demands Smith's loyalty ahead of Wegener's assassination of Hitler. Wegener says goodbye to his family and travels to Hitler's alpine castle. However, after confronting Hitler, who is watching alternate newsreels from his huge film vault and says that he learns something every time he watches, Wegener kills himself instead. Smith captures the traitor Heydrich and reports him to Hitler. Tagomi goes to Union Square to meditate with Juliana's charm. He opens his eyes to find himself in an alternate 1962 in which the Allies won World War II and the United States is in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis.Note: Scenes at Hitler's alpine retreat were filmed at Hohenwerfen Castle
The second season was released on December 16, 2016.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"The Tiger's Cave"||Daniel Percival||Frank Spotnitz||December 16, 2016|
|Joe returns to New York to hand over the film to Smith and submits his resignation, but Smith refuses to accept the resignation before he delivers the film to Hitler. Karen and Lem confront Juliana for not shooting Joe before she is tranquilized. She wakes up in the home of Hawthorne Abendsen, The Man in the High Castle, where he keeps his vast film collection. Meanwhile, General Onoda reveals to Tagomi and his staff that the capsule that Science Minister Shimada found in his pocket contained plans for a nuclear weapon that the Empire intends to use to crush the Nazis, much to Tagomi's dismay. Frank confronts Arnold about spying over his own family then, desperate to save Ed, goes to ask for Childan's help. Juliana attempts to get answers from an evasive Abendsen and receives a clue that may help avert the nuclear war. Gary Connell, the leader of the West Coast Resistance, goes against orders and tries to kill Juliana, but she escapes at a Kempeitai checkpoint. A gunfight ensues between the Resistance members and the Japanese soldiers, and Karen is killed in the crossfire.|
|12||2||"The Road Less Traveled"||Colin Bucksey||Rob Williams||December 16, 2016|
|Kido investigates the shootout at the checkpoint and suspects that Juliana is involved. Frank decides to get Paul Kasoura, a defense lawyer, to help Ed. In desperation, he reveals to Kasoura that the antique goods that he and Childan sold him are fake, leading the pair to be imprisoned by the Yakuza with whom Kasoura has a connection. Frank is almost killed by Okamura, the Yakuza leader, in the previous incident with Joe. However, he manages to convince Okamura to allow him to repay his debt for the forgery if Ed is to work with him as his assistant. Kido is forced by Okamura to release Ed. He later pins the assassination of the Crown Prince on the deceased Karen. Joe is ordered by Smith to visit his father, Reichminister Heusmann, in Berlin. Smith tells Joe that Juliana is possibly dead. Meanwhile, Juliana evades Gary and Lem and tries to convince her parents to leave San Francisco, to no avail. Using the clue about a mysterious man on whom Abendsen is fixated, Juliana discovers the man to be a family friend, George Dixon, who is Trudy's real father. Learning that he may be in Brooklyn, Juliana risks her life to reach the Nazi embassy and request asylum and leaves a letter to Frank.|
|13||3||"Travelers"||Daniel Sackheim||Erik Oleson||December 16, 2016|
|Smith is warned by Dr. Adler, the family physician, to end the life of his son Thomas with a fast-acting injection, as the boy's incurable illness prevents him from being accepted in the Reich. Juliana makes it to New York and is questioned by Smith, who is notified of her arrival and arranges her stay. He keeps that a secret from Joe. Frank learns of Juliana's defection to the Nazi states but does not believe Gary on her betrayal. While he works with Ed and Childan to create forgeries for the Yakuza to repay his debt, Frank is convinced by the Resistance to help them liberate innocent citizens from the Kempeitai, in retaliation for the checkpoint murders. While saving a Resistance member, Sarah, Frank commits his first kill against the Japanese. Juliana looks for Joe but is told by his ex-lover that he has rejoined the Nazis, leading her to think he may have betrayed her. Joe travels to Berlin and meets with his father but is distant because of Heusmann's treatment of Joe's mother. Joe crosses paths with Nicole Dörmer, a filmmaker. Smith is unable to inject his son when he is given the chance to kill him. He meets with Dr. Adler and injects him to ensure his silence.|
|14||4||"Escalation"||David Petrarca||Wesley Strick||December 16, 2016|
|Juliana adjusts to life in the Reich, under the tutelage of Smith's wife, Helen, and Thomas. While looking for Dixon at his old apartment, she is pursued by two unknown agents and is almost killed. General Onoda has the Kempeitai execute numerous citizens for the murder of the Japanese soldiers during the Resistance rescue. Enraged, Frank starts to neglect his debt with the Yakuza and accepts a risky assignment to siphon materials from an unexploded Japanese bomb for a Resistance mission, much to Ed's dismay. Frank begins to get close with Sarah during the assignment. Smith reveals to a suspecting Helen that he killed Dr. Adler to keep their son's illness a secret. Kido gets Onoda drunk and tricks him into approving an unknown order. After escaping from her pursuers, Juliana is approached by Dixon. Tagomi travels to the alternate timeline once again and visits his wife, Michiko, who is deceased in his own timeline.|
|15||5||"Duck and Cover"||John Fawcett||Erik Oleson & Rick Cleveland||December 16, 2016|
|Dixon is revealed to be a Resistance leader and meets up with Juliana after she tells him that the Man in the High Castle sent her. Juliana tells him he may be somehow involved in the possible San Francisco bombing, as he has appeared several times in the films. Dixon forces Juliana to spy on Smith and his family to redeem her betrayal when she allowed Joe to escape with the film. Joe is upset when his father brings him to his place of birth and reveals that he is one of the Lebensborn, an experiment to perfect racial purity. Still, he takes up his father's offer to remain in Berlin for a few more days. Kido attempts to use Onoda's approval to extradite Juliana from the Nazi states, but he fails and reveals his motive for visiting Smith for an unknown reason. Frank becomes further involved with the Resistance, and Ed is revealed to be under the control of the Kempeitai to report on the Yakuza's counterfeiting activities in exchange for his and Frank's lives. Lem assists Abendsen with moving to a new location because the location of the High Castle may have been compromised. Abendsen destroys most of the films before he leaves. Tagomi reveals himself to the alternate Michiko and his son Noriyuke but discovers that the alternate Tagomi's relationship with them is estranged. He is shocked to see Noriyuke, married to an alternate Juliana, with their son.|
|16||6||"Kintsugi"||Paul Holahan||Francesca Gardiner||December 16, 2016|
|Juliana starts to socialize with the Ladies Committee, as planned, and gains the support of one of its members, Lucy. Helen discovers that Thomas has been selected by the Hitler Youth group to go for an expedition in South America. She forbids her son to go until she finds out that Smith arranged to have their son disappear from society by staging a fake abduction and living a life of anonymity. Joe starts to get closer to Nicole, who reveals herself as one of the Lebensborn and brings him to meet with some of the others. After spending the night with Nicole, Joe begins to embrace his real heritage. Tagomi attempts to mend his alternate self's relationship with his family, and is dismayed by the alternate Noriyuke's forgoing of the Japanese culture. Kido is informed by his right-hand man, Yoshida, that they have found Abendsen's burnt hideout and learns that the Yakuza is also looking for the films.|
|17||7||"Land O' Smiles"||Karyn Kusama||Rob Williams||December 16, 2016|
|Ed and Childan go to Okamura to repay their debt with the sale from Frank's forgery but are locked up in a storage room when Kido and his men pay Okamura an unannounced visit. Kido shoots Okamura and the Yakuza members who are present for treason, as he has deduced the Yakuza to be working with the Nazis. Yoshida discovers Ed and Childan but lets them go. Frank is tasked to plant a bomb at the harbor, where General Onoda is visiting. However, Frank aborts the mission when he discovers that the Japanese are secretly building a nuclear bomb there. He informs the resistance of his findings. At Adler's funeral, Smith is alarmed when Adler's wife, Alice, raises her suspicion on her husband's sudden death and suggests an autopsy be performed. Juliana also attends the funeral and covers for him when he has a brief seizure. Later, she promises Helen not to reveal Thomas's condition. Himmler informs Smith that Hitler has suffered a collapse.|
|18||8||"Loose Lips"||Alex Zakrzewski||Rick Cleveland||December 16, 2016|
|Smith questions Juliana at her apartment about Joe's film and learns of San Francisco's impending destruction. Lucy tells Juliana that she knows that supposedly live footage of Hitler is actually archival because her husband managed the television broadcast. Juliana shares with Dixon her belief that Hitler may be dead. The Resistance decides that it is time to stage an uprising. Juliana is left concerned that she may have caused the nuclear catastrophe that she has been trying to prevent. Heusmann is made Acting Chancellor; Joe decides to support his father. Frank learns from Arnold that Juliana has warned them to leave San Francisco and has not betrayed him. Enraged, he confronts Gary, but the Resistance is determined to go ahead with the uprising. Armed with the knowledge from Juliana and Kido, Smith misleads an imprisoned Heydrich into thinking Germany and Japan are already at war, which leads Heydrich to confirm what Smith has suspected: a conspiracy to create a pretext for war with the Japanese exists among the Nazi ranks. Smith executes Heydrich after learning from him that it is someone else who is the mastermind behind the rush to war. Hitler dies. Now in charge is the new chancellor, Heusmann, who is revealed to be the one to have orchestrated the looming conflict.|
|19||9||"Detonation"||Chris Long||Wesley Strick||December 16, 2016|
|Tagomi watches a film with his alternate family on the recent test detonation of a hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll. Finally resolved to stop war between Japan and the Nazis, Tagomi takes the film and returns to his reality. Thomas confides to Juliana about his condition, but their conversation is secretly being recorded. Smith later learns of the tape and takes it to protect Thomas' secret. In a televised address, Heusmann frames the Japanese for Hitler's death by poison and promises retaliation, much to Joe's horror. Frank decides to assist the Resistance in assassinating Onoda by using their homemade bombs. Before the operation, he convinces Ed and Childan to leave San Francisco. Frank and Sarah smuggle a car bomb into the underground parking garage of the Kempeitai. They set the bomb's timer and attempt to leave the building, but they are spotted by Kido and shots are exchanged in the lobby. Just as Tagomi arrives, the bomb detonates, killing General Onoda and his staff and collapsing most of the building. The fates of Frank and Sarah are not shown.|
|20||10||"Fallout"||Daniel Percival||Erik Oleson||December 16, 2016|
|Tagomi and Kido, who survived the bombing, deal with the aftermath of the destruction of the Kempeitai headquarters. Afterwards, Kido travels to New York and plays the film (from an alternate Earth) for Smith that appears to provide evidence that the Japanese have a hydrogen bomb. The resistance attempts to avenge Karen's death by killing Juliana, but she escapes. She then confronts and kills Dixon, who was threatening to expose Smith by broadcasting the tape of her conversation with Thomas. Smith travels to Berlin with the film to convince his Nazi superiors not to attack Japan to avoid nuclear retaliation. Smith meets privately with Himmler to expose Heusmann as a traitor. After arresting Heusmann and Joe, Himmler addresses the worldwide public from the Volkshalle, appearing to assume control of the Reich. He publicly praises Smith for his service. The recognition that Smith receives inspires Thomas to turn himself over to the Public Health Department to be euthanized. After traveling to the Neutral Zone, a bereft Juliana learns from Abendsen that hope remains and that her sister is alive. Finally, Lem hands over Abendsen's remaining films to Tagomi.|
The third season was released on October 5, 2018.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|21||1||"Now More Than Ever, We Care About You"||Daniel Percival||Wesley Strick||October 5, 2018|
|22||2||"Imagine Manchuria"||Alex Zakrzewski||Eric Overmyer||October 5, 2018|
|23||3||"Sensô Kôi"||Ernest Dickerson||Chris Collins||October 5, 2018|
|24||4||"Sabra"||John Fawcett||Eric Simonson||October 5, 2018|
|25||5||"The New Colossus"||Daniel Percival||Wesley Strick||October 5, 2018|
|26||6||"History Ends"||Meera Menon||Elizabeth Benjamin and Kalen Egan||October 5, 2018|
|27||7||"Excess Animus"||Steph Green||Dre Ryan||October 5, 2018|
|28||8||"Kasumi (Through the Mists)"||Jennifer Getzinger||William N. Fordes||October 5, 2018|
|29||9||"Baku"||Deborah Chow||Chris Collins and Chris Wu||October 5, 2018|
|30||10||"Jahr Null"||Daniel Percival||Eric Overmyer and Wesley Strick||October 5, 2018|
In 2010, it was announced that the BBC would co-produce a four-part TV adaptation of The Man in the High Castle for BBC One together with Headline Pictures, FremantleMedia Enterprises and Scott Free Films. Director Ridley Scott was to act as executive producer of the adaptation by Howard Brenton.On February 11, 2013, Variety reported that Syfy was producing the book as a four-part miniseries, with Frank Spotnitz and Scott as executive producers, co-produced with Scott Free Productions, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd Prods.
On October 1, 2014, Amazon Studios began filming the pilot episode for a potential television drama to be broadcast on their Prime web video streaming service.Adapted by Spotnitz, the project was produced for Amazon by Scott, David Zucker and Jordan Sheehan for Scott Free, Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute for Headline Pictures, Isa Hackett and Kalen Egan for Electric Shepherd and Spotnitz's Big Light Productions. The pilot was released by Amazon Studios on January 15, 2015. Amazon Studios' production process is somewhat different from those of other conventional television channels in that they produce pilot episodes of a number of different prospective programs, then release them and gather data on their success. The most promising shows are then picked up as regular series. On February 18, 2015, Amazon announced that The Man in the High Castle was given the green-light along with four other series, and a full season would be produced.
The pilot, which premiered in January 2015, was Amazon's "most-watched since the original series development program began". The next month, Amazon ordered a ten-episode season, which was released in November to positive reviews.A second season of ten episodes premiered in December 2016, and a third season was announced a few weeks later. Amazon announced in January 2017 that they were bringing on new executive producer and showrunner Eric Overmyer for the third season to replace Spotnitz, who had departed from the show during the second season. Season three was released on October 5, 2018. In July 2018, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the series had been renewed for a fourth season, which was confirmed in February 2019 to be the last one of the series.
Principal filming for the pilot took place in Seattle, with the city standing in for San Francisco and locations in New York City, as well as Roslyn, Washington, which was the long-time shooting location for Northern Exposure . Sites used in Seattle include the Seattle Center Monorail, the Paramount Theatre, a newspaper office in the Pike Place Market area, as well as various buildings in the city's Capitol Hill, International District, and Georgetown neighborhoods. In Roslyn, the production used external shots of the Roslyn Cafe which featured prominently in Northern Exposure along with several local businesses and scenery.
For the series, filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the downtown area of West Georgia Street, along the promenade of the Coast Capital Savings building in April 2015.In May and June 2015 filming also took place at the University of British Columbia. Exterior shots of Hohenwerfen Castle in Werfen, Austria, were filmed in September 2015 for the tenth episode of the first season.
The pilot was Amazon's "most-watched since the original series development program began".The first season received critical acclaim. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an approval rating of 95% based on reviews from 58 critics, with an average rating of 7.54 out of 10. The site's critical consensus states,
By executive producer Ridley Scott, The Man in the High Castle is unlike anything else on TV, with an immediately engrossing plot driven by quickly developed characters in a fully realized post-WWII dystopia.
Metacritic gives the first season a score of 77 out of 100, based on reviews from 30 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".Meredith Woerner from io9 wrote, "I can honestly say I loved this pilot. It's an impressive, streamlined undertaking of a fairly complicated and very beloved novel." Matt Fowler from IGN gave it 9.2 out of 10 and described the series as "a superb, frightening experience filled with unexpected twists and (some sci-fi) turns". Brian Moylan of The Guardian was positive and praised the convincing depiction as well as the complex and gripping plot. The Los Angeles Times described the pilot as "provocative" and "smartly adapted by The X-Files' Frank Spotnitz". The Daily Telegraph said it was "absorbing", and Wired called it "must-see viewing". Entertainment Weekly said it was "engrossing" and "a triumph in world-building", cheering, "The Man in the High Castle is king." After the season, Rolling Stone included it on a list of the 40 best science fiction television shows of all time. Amazon subsequently announced it was the service's most-streamed original series and had been renewed for a second season. The second season received mixed reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an approval rating of 64%, based on reviews from 25 critics with an average rating of 7.0 out of 10. The site's critical consensus states,
Although its plot is admittedly unwieldy, The Man in the High Castle's second season expands its fascinating premise in powerful new directions, bolstered by stunning visuals, strong performances, and intriguing new possibilities.
Metacritic gives season 2 a score of 62 out of 100, based on reviews from ten critics.The third season was met with positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an approval rating of 86%, based on reviews from 21 critics with an average rating of 7.45 out of 10. The site's critical consensus states,
The crafty addition of minor sci-fi elements and a terrific William Forsythe to the show's already engrossing narrative make The Man in the High Castle's third season another worthy binge.
Metacritic gives season 3 a score of 70 out of 100, based on reviews from five critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|2015||IGN Awards||Best New TV Series||The Man in the High Castle||Nominated|
|South by Southwest Awards [ citation needed ]||Excellence in Title Design||Patrick Clair||Nominated|
|2016||American Society of Cinematographers Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Television Movie, Mini-Series or Pilot||James Hawkinson (Episode: "The New World")||Nominated|
|Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series||James Hawkinson||Won|
|Outstanding Main Title Design||Patrick Clair, Paul Kim, Jose Limon, Raoul Marks||Won|
|Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)||Drew Boughton, Linda King, Brenda Meyers-Ballard||Nominated|
|Outstanding Special Visual Effects||The Man in the High Castle||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Rufus Sewell||Nominated|
|Monte-Carlo Television Festival [ citation needed ]||Best TV Series Drama||The Man in the High Castle||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best New Media Television Series||The Man in the High Castle||Nominated|
|USC Scripter Awards||Best Television Script||Frank Spotnitz and Philip K. Dick||Nominated|
|Visual Effects Society Awards||Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project||Casi Blume, David Andrade, Nick Chamberlain, Lawson Deming||Nominated|
|Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode||Lawson Deming, Cory Jamieson, Casi Blume, Nick Chamberlain||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor (14–21)||Quinn Lord||Nominated|
|2017||Artios Awards||Television Pilot And First Season – Drama||Denise Chamian, Liz Ludwitzke, Candice Elzinga, Patti Kalles||Nominated|
|Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)||James Hawkinson||Nominated|
|Outstanding Original Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within a Scripted Program||"Resistance Radio"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More)||Drew Boughton, Dawn Swiderski, Jon Lancaster||Nominated|
|Outstanding Special Visual Effects||Lawson Deming, Cory Jamieson, Casi Blume, Nick Chamberlain, David Andrade, Bill Parker, Justin Fox, Danielle Malambri||Nominated|
|Costume Designers Guild Awards||Outstanding Fantasy Television Series||J.R. Hawbaker||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series||Kurt Evans||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||Chelah Horsdal||Won|
|Location Managers Guild Awards||Outstanding Locations in a Period TV Series||Nicole Noelle Chartrand, Robert Murdoch||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best New Media Television Series||The Man in the High Castle||Nominated|
|2019||Satellite Awards||Best Genre Series||The Man in the High Castle||Nominated|
|Visual Effects Society Awards||Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project||Casi Blume, Michael Eng, Ben McDougal, Sean Myers for "Reichsmarschall Ceremony"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project||Saber Jlassi, Igor Zanic, Nick Chamberlain, Chris Parks for "Statue of Liberty Destruction"||Nominated|
As part of an advertising campaign for the season 1 release, an entire New York City Subway car was covered with Nazi and Imperial Japanese imagery, as seen in the show, including multiple US flags with the Nazi eagle emblem in place of the 50 stars, and multiple flags of the fictional Pacific States.In response to criticism from "state lawmakers and city leaders", the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released a statement saying that there were no grounds to reject the ads because the neutral content subway ad standards prohibit only advertising that is a political advertisement or disparages an individual or group. MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz stated, "The MTA is a government agency and can't accept or reject ads based on how we feel about them; we have to follow the standards approved by our board. Please note they're commercial ads." Spokesperson Adam Lisberg said, "This advertising, whether you find it distasteful or not, obviously they're not advertising Nazism; they're advertising a TV show."
After complaints from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, initial reports indicated that Amazon pulled the advertisement from the subway. It was later announced that it was the MTA, not Amazon, that pulled the ad because of pressure from Cuomo.
The Geheime Staatspolizei, abbreviated Gestapo, was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe.
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel, and a leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Germany. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and a main architect of the Holocaust.
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich was a high-ranking German SS and police official during the Nazi era, and a main architect of the Holocaust. He was chief of the Reich Main Security Office. He was also Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia. Heydrich served as president of the International Criminal Police Commission and chaired the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, which formalised plans for the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question"—the deportation and genocide of all Jews in German-occupied Europe.
The Wannsee Conference was a meeting of senior government officials of Nazi Germany and Schutzstaffel (SS) leaders, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on 20 January 1942. The purpose of the conference, called by the director of the Reich Main Security Office SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, was to ensure the cooperation of administrative leaders of various government departments in the implementation of the Final solution to the Jewish question, whereby most of the Jews of German-occupied Europe would be deported to occupied Poland and murdered. Conference attendees included representatives from several government ministries, including state secretaries from the Foreign Office, the justice, interior, and state ministries, and representatives from the SS. In the course of the meeting, Heydrich outlined how European Jews would be rounded up and sent to extermination camps in the General Government, where they would be killed.
The Man in the High Castle (1962) is an alternate history novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. Set in 1962, fifteen years after an alternative ending to World War II, the novel concerns intrigues between the victorious Axis Powers—primarily, Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany—as they rule over the former United States, as well as daily life under the resulting totalitarian rule. The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. Beginning in 2015, the book was adapted as a multi-season TV series, with Dick's daughter, Isa Dick Hackett, serving as one of the show's producers.
Sicherheitsdienst, full title Sicherheitsdienst des Reichsführers-SS, or SD, was the intelligence agency of the SS and the Nazi Party in Nazi Germany. Originating in 1931, the organization was the first Nazi intelligence organization to be established and was considered a sister organization with the Gestapo through integration of SS members and operational procedures. Between 1933 and 1939, the SD was administered as an independent SS office, after which it was transferred to the authority of the Reich Main Security Office, as one of its seven departments/offices. Its first director, Reinhard Heydrich, intended for the SD to bring every single individual within the Third Reich's reach under "continuous supervision".
Walter Friedrich Schellenberg was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. He rose through the ranks of the SS, becoming one of the highest ranking men in the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) and eventually assumed the position as head of foreign intelligence for Nazi Germany following the abolition of the Abwehr in 1944.
The Reich Main Security Office was an organization subordinate to Heinrich Himmler in his dual capacities as Chef der Deutschen Polizei and Reichsführer-SS, the head of the Nazi Party's Schutzstaffel (SS). The organization's stated duty was to fight all "enemies of the Reich" inside and outside the borders of Nazi Germany.
Heinrich Müller was a high-ranking German SS, police official during the Nazi era. He became chief of the Gestapo, the political secret state police of Nazi Germany. Müller was involved in the planning and execution of the Holocaust. He attended the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, which formalised plans for deportation and genocide of all Jews in German-occupied Europe. He was known as "Gestapo Müller" to distinguish him from another SS general also named Heinrich Müller.
Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the assassination during World War II of Schutzstaffel (SS)-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, the combined security services of Nazi Germany, and acting Reichsprotektor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
Bruno Streckenbach was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. He was the head of Administration and Personnel Department of the Reich Main Security Office. Streckenbach was responsible for many thousands of murders committed by Nazi mobile killing squads known as Einsatzgruppen.
The Madagascar Plan was a proposal by the Nazi German government to forcibly relocate the Jewish population of Europe to the island of Madagascar. Franz Rademacher, head of the Jewish Department of the German Foreign Office, proposed the idea in June 1940, shortly before the Fall of France. The proposal called for the handing over of control of Madagascar, then a French colony, to Germany as part of the French surrender terms.
Karl Hermann Frank was a prominent Sudeten German Nazi official in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia prior to and during World War II. Attaining the rank of Obergruppenführer, he was in command of the Nazi police apparatus in the Protectorate, including the Gestapo, the SD, and the Kripo. After the war, Frank was tried, convicted and executed for his role in organizing the massacres of the people of the Czech villages of Lidice and Ležáky.
Niederkirchnerstraße is a street in Berlin, Germany. The thoroughfare was known as Prinz-Albrecht-Straße until 1951 but the name was changed by the post-war German government due to its connotation with Nazi Germany. The street was the location of the SS Reich Main Security Office, the headquarters of the Sicherheitspolizei, SD, Einsatzgruppen and Gestapo. The site is now marked by the Topography of Terror memorial and a museum which includes a permanent exhibition showing the crimes of Nazism.
Lina Mathilde Heydrich was the wife of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, a central figure in Nazi Germany.
Josef Albert Meisinger, also known as the "Butcher of Warsaw", was a SS functionary in Nazi Germany. He held a position in the Gestapo and was a member of the Nazi Party. During World War II Meisinger served as commander of Einsatzgruppe IV on Poland. From 1941 to 1945 he worked as liaison for the Gestapo at the German embassy in Tokyo. He was arrested in Japan in 1945, convicted of war crimes and was executed in Warsaw, Poland.
Franz Josef Huber was an SS functionary who was a police and security service official in both the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. Huber joined the Nazi Party in 1937 and worked closely with Gestapo chief Heinrich Müller. After the annexation of Austria in 1938, Huber was posted to Vienna, where he was appointed chief of the Security Police (SiPo) and Gestapo for Vienna, the "Lower Danube" and "Upper Danube" regions. He was responsible for mass deportations of Jews from the area. After the war ended, Huber never served any prison time and died in Munich in 1975.
The Man with the Iron Heart is an English-language French-Belgian biographical war drama-thriller film directed by Cédric Jimenez and written by David Farr, Audrey Diwan, and Jimenez. It is based on French writer Laurent Binet's novel HHhH, and focuses on Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich in Prague during World War II.
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