Producer: Victor Vukosavljevic Duration: 15:00 minutes

Volkenrode, an idyllic rural district, on the outskirts of Braunschweig, Germany, remained untouched by Allied bombs during WWII. But beneath the peaceful veneer of treetops and farmhouses, was a secret Nazi complex. One that housed some of the most advanced research facilities in the entire world. Staffed with the brightest minds in Germany, the institute perfected the technology science behind some of Hitler’s deadliest weapons.

tags: volkenrode, germany, nazi, ww2, crucible, science, experimental, research