HI-TECH HITLER explores the manifold engineering and scientific accomplishments of the Nazis many of which helped to radically transform the way we live today. When Hitler came to power Germany was one of the world's most technologically advanced nations. In the midst of carrying out the atrocities of the Holocaust the soldiers who made up Hitler's murderous regime were also charged with furthering Germany's foothold in the fields of science and technology. Under the leadership of the Fuhrer Nazi scientists were the first to establish a direct link between smoking and cancer. In an attempt to boost Nazi propaganda broadcasts Hitler exploited the discovery of hi-fi recording equipment. Finally it was during Hitler's time that the very first jet-powered fighter plane flew fully equipped with the first pilot ejection seat. Now in this intriguing program find out how and why so many positive advancements emerged from so much horror and track the ongoing influence of both the feats and failures of the Third Reich. From jet power to the electron microscope HISTORY presents a distinctive look at the role of science and technology in Hitler's Germany.