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Release Date:
16 April 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of man's inhumanity to man.
Plot:
The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Watch it, and think how could this have happened? See more (37 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 46 of 47)

Joseph Bottoms ... Rudi Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)

Tovah Feldshuh ... Helena Slomova (4 episodes, 1978)

Rosemary Harris ... Berta Palitz Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)

Tony Haygarth ... Heinz Muller (4 episodes, 1978)

Michael Moriarty ... Erik Dorf (4 episodes, 1978)

Deborah Norton ... Marta Dorf (4 episodes, 1978)
George Rose ... Franz Lowy / ... (4 episodes, 1978)

Robert Stephens ... Uncle Kurt Dorf (4 episodes, 1978)

Sam Wanamaker ... Moses Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)

David Warner ... Heydrich / ... (4 episodes, 1978)

Fritz Weaver ... Dr. Josef Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)

James Woods ... Karl Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)

Charles Korvin ... Dr. Kohn (4 episodes, 1978)
Stanley Lebor ... Zalman (4 episodes, 1978)
Käte Jaenicke ... Frau Lowy (4 episodes, 1978)

Tom Bell ... Adolf Eichmann (3 episodes, 1978)

Meryl Streep ... Inga Helms Weiss (3 episodes, 1978)

John Bailey ... Hans Frank (3 episodes, 1978)

Michael Beck ... Hans Helms (3 episodes, 1978)

T.P. McKenna ... Blobel (3 episodes, 1978)
Cyril Shaps ... Weinberg (3 episodes, 1978)

Ian Holm ... Heinrich Himmler (2 episodes, 1978)
Lee Montague ... Uncle Sasha (2 episodes, 1978)

Isolde Barth ... Eva (2 episodes, 1978)

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Karp (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Garell ... Yuri (2 episodes, 1978)
Werner Kreindl ... Herr Helms (2 episodes, 1978)

Martin Brandt ... 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)

Blanche Baker ... Anna Weiss (2 episodes, 1978)
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)
George Pravda ... Otto Felscher (2 episodes, 1978)
Bruno Thost ... Kapo Melnick / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Joe Trummer ... Czech Jew (2 episodes, 1978)
Murray Salem ... Analavitz (2 episodes, 1978)
Gabor Vernon ... Rabbi Samuel (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Vogel ... Emil Frey (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Weihs ... Sacristan (2 episodes, 1978)
Marius Goring ... Heinrich Palitz (2 episodes, 1978)
Kathina Kaiser ... Sarah Ohlnick / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
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Series Directed by
Marvin J. Chomsky (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Gerald Green (4 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
Pia Arnold .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1978)
Robert Berger .... producer (4 episodes, 1978)
Herbert Brodkin .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Morton Gould (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brian West (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert M. Reitano (3 episodes, 1978)
Stephen A. Rotter (3 episodes, 1978)
Alan Heim (2 episodes, 1978)
Craig McKay (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Geoffrey Johnson (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Design by
Wilfred Shingleton (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Theodor Harisch (4 episodes, 1978)
Hans Jürgen Kiebach (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Maxi Hareiter (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
Edith Almoslino (4 episodes, 1978)
Peggy Farrell (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
May Capsaski .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marijan David Vajda .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Arbit Blatas .... title drawings (4 episodes, 1978)
Adolf Nurschinger .... property master (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Sound Department
Stan Bochner .... re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1978)
Dan Sable .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1978)
Dick Vorisek .... re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1978)
Jim Willis .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1978)
Bernard Hayden .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Special Effects by
Richard Richtsfeld .... special effects (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gerhard Ehringer .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1978)
Helmut Klee .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1978)
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting Department
Renate Arbes .... casting: Europe (1 episode, 1978)
Marilyn Johnson .... casting: England (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Location Management
Leonhard Gmür .... location manager (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Charles Gerhardt .... music producer (4 episodes, 1978)
Morton Gould .... conductor (4 episodes, 1978)
Sidney Sax .... orchestra contractor (4 episodes, 1978)
K.E. Wilkinson .... music engineer / music mixer (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Other crew
Angela Allen .... continuity (4 episodes, 1978)
Thomas De Wolfe .... production executive (4 episodes, 1978)
Georg Eisler .... artist: Karl's artwork (4 episodes, 1978)
Claire Lepselter .... assistant: producers (4 episodes, 1978)
Judith Mullen .... production secretary (4 episodes, 1978)
Helga Ploiner .... auditor (4 episodes, 1978)
Bruce S. Pustin .... production executive (4 episodes, 1978)
Osman Ragheb .... dialogue coach (4 episodes, 1978)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Holocaust: The Story of the Family Weiss" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
475 min | USA:420 min (DVD) (2008) | Finland:448 min (DVD) (2008)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-13 (2011) (DVD) | Finland:K-18 (2008) (DVD) (self applied) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating)
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Trivia:
So many people watched this mini-series in New York City when first broadcast, that when commercials were on, the local water pressure dropped due to so many people using their toilets at once.See more »
Quotes:
Rudi Weiss:Do you remember the first time we made love in Prague?
Helena Slomova:Don't embarrass me.
Rudi Weiss:It was beautiful. The best thing I ever knew in my life.
Helena Slomova:For me too.
Rudi Weiss:Now each time we're together. The wonder of it. Two people knowing each other so closely. Not just the bodies, the arms, the lips. It's as if God or nature or someone decided it had to be.
Helena Slomova:Rudi, there's a poet in you.
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Watch it, and think how could this have happened?, 20 July 2002
Author: jmb3222 from United Kingdom

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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