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A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member. The Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.[1]

Episode Notes

Historical Events

  • This episode explores long-rumored Nazi sympathies on the part of the Duke of Windsor.

Kenneth de Coursy

Historical Figures

  • Rev. Billy Graham is an evangelical minister and prominent public figure in the United States.
  • Sir Noël Coward was a British playwright, composer and actor, known for his flamboyant lifestyle.

Nazi Officials

  • Von Ribbentrop
  • Hesse

Historical Notes

  • The episode title refers to a 1937 Nazi propaganda film Opfer der Vergangenheit: Die Sünde wider Blut und Rasse (Victims of the Past: The Sin against Blood and Race) which was shown in motion picture theaters during World War II. The film was produced to build support for a program of eugenics designed to eliminate people with mental illnesses and intellectual disabilities in Germany, as part of the plan to build the German "master race."


  • Marburg Castle



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