The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dr. Kohn 4 episodes, 1978
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 Frau Lowy 4 episodes, 1978
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 Adolf Eichmann 3 episodes, 1978
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 Hans Frank 3 episodes, 1978
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 Hans Helms 3 episodes, 1978
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 Weinberg 3 episodes, 1978
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 Uncle Sasha 2 episodes, 1978
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Werner Kreindl ...
 Herr Helms 2 episodes, 1978
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 Rabbi Karsh 2 episodes, 1978
Edward Gilkrist ...
 Peter Dorf - teen 2 episodes, 1978
Courtney Hill ...
 Laura Dorf - teen 2 episodes, 1978
Nina Sandt ...
 Frau Helms 2 episodes, 1978
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Götz von Langheim ...
 Berlin Doctor 2 episodes, 1978
Jeremy Levy ...
 Aaron Feldman 2 episodes, 1978
Miriam Mahler ...
 Woman with Infant 2 episodes, 1978
Walter Scheuer ...
 Prague Policeman 2 episodes, 1978
Irene Prador ...
 Maria Kalova 2 episodes, 1978
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Bruno Thost ...
 Kapo Melnick / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Joe Trummer ...
 Czech Jew 2 episodes, 1978
Murray Salem ...
 Analavitz 2 episodes, 1978
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 Rabbi Samuel 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Vogel ...
 Emil Frey 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Weihs ...
 Sacristan 2 episodes, 1978
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 Heinrich Palitz 2 episodes, 1978
Kathina Kaiser ...
 Sarah Ohlnick / ... 2 episodes, 1978
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"Holocaust" follows each member of the Jewish Family Weiss throughout Hitler's reign in Germany. One by one, the family members suffer the horrible fate of extermination under Anti-Semetic Nazi Law until only one son remains at the end of World War II. A sub-plot follows the story of Eric Dorf, a young German lawyer with a good heart who is changed into a mass murderer by membership in the SS. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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The story of man's inhumanity to man.

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Holocaust: The Story of the Family Weiss  »

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Trivia

Because there was no Emmy category of Outstanding Supporting Actor or Actress in a Limited Series at the time, David Warner, Sam Wanamaker, Tovah Feldshuh, and Blanche Baker had to be nominated in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Continuing Series, although this was, actually, a miniseries. See more »

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Moses Weiss: I have the right name but I'm afraid I can't lead you to the promised land.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Blues Brothers (1978) See more »

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Watch it, and think how could this have happened?
20 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hindsight's wonderful, and it easy now to criticise this series. I saw it first in Germany and the effect it had there was quite profound. It caused a national debate and, it could be argued, helped Germany face up to what occurred between 1933 and 1945, not so much from the extermination camps, but that they, a civilised people, could be led along that path.


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