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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 68)

Samuel West ... Himself - Narrator (6 episodes, 2005)

Linda Ellerbee ... Hosted (6 episodes, 2005)
Gert Heidenreich ... Narrator in German version (6 episodes, 2005)

Linda Hunt ... Narrator (6 episodes, 2005)

Horst-Günter Marx ... Rudolph Höss (6 episodes, 2005)
Klaus Mikoleit ... Henrich Himmler (6 episodes, 2005)
Grazyna Blecka-Kolska (4 episodes, 2005)
Klaus Michal Zejdler (4 episodes, 2005)
Dario Gabbai ... Himself - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz 1944-1945 / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
Oskar Gröning ... Himself - SS Garrison, Auschwitz / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
Libusa Breder ... Herself - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
Eva Mozes Kor ... Herself - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
Jozef Paczynski ... Himself - Polish Political Prisoner, Auschwitz (3 episodes, 2005)

Series Directed by
Laurence Rees (6 episodes, 2005)
Catherine Tatge (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Writing credits
Doris Bergen (6 episodes, 2005)
Megan Callaway (6 episodes, 2005)
David Orenstein (6 episodes, 2005)
Laurence Rees (6 episodes, 2005)

Series Produced by
Tanya Batchelor .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Richard Cable .... producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Megan Callaway .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Anil Dewan .... producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Philip Dunn .... producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Linda Feferman .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Mary Mazur .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2005)
David Neiman .... producer (6 episodes, 2005)
David Orenstein .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Gwynn Perry .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Laurence Rees .... producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Michelle Gribbon .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Sarah Hall .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Sally Johnson .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Russell Masters .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Cinematography by
Martin Patmore (6 episodes, 2005)
Nily Aslan (4 episodes, 2005)
Sergey Astakhov (4 episodes, 2005)
Patrick Duval (4 episodes, 2005)
Krzysztof Golabek (2 episodes, 2005)
Ross Keith (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Mleczko (2 episodes, 2005)
Jacek Petrycki (2 episodes, 2005)
David Savage (2 episodes, 2005)
Piotr Sliskowski (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Film Editing by
Alan Lygo (6 episodes, 2005)
Douglas Varchool (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Costume Design by
Andrzej Szenajch (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Production Management
Bettina Bennewitz .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2005)
Emily Brownridge .... production manager (6 episodes, 2005)
Laura Davey .... production manager (4 episodes, 2005)
Lynn Hyde .... production manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Weronika Migon .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
Marek Cydorowicz .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2005)
Piotr Szczerbic .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Art Department
John Kennedy .... graphic artist (6 episodes, 2005)
Roger Los .... designer / lead developer (6 episodes, 2005)
Wolf Luecker .... designer (6 episodes, 2005)
Ewa Skoczkowska .... set designer (6 episodes, 2005)
Dominic Sutherland .... graphics director (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Sound Department
Brian Biffin .... sound (6 episodes, 2005)
Chris Graver .... sound (6 episodes, 2005)
Jacek Hamela .... sound (6 episodes, 2005)
Andrew Morris .... narration recordist (6 episodes, 2005)
Rami Yatzkan .... sound (4 episodes, 2005)
Paul Dahlseid .... sound (2 episodes, 2005)
Colin Solloway .... sound (2 episodes, 2005)
Merce Williams .... sound (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Visual Effects by
John Leonti .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Oliver Money .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Nelson .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Bruno Serre .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Kim Taylor .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Zbigniew Modej .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Laurie Conlon .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Editorial Department
Dave Hawley .... colorist (4 episodes, 2005)

Nick Carroll .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Eben Clancy .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Andrew Frampton .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Nick Peto .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Nick Pitt .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
John Sillitto .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Ken Southern .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Adrian Udal .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Malcolm Warner .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Jane Carter .... music consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Other crew
Martina Balazova .... director: documentary (6 episodes, 2005)
June Baldwin .... legal counsel (6 episodes, 2005)
David Cesarani .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Katherine Cheairs .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
Harvey J. Fields .... academic consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Cara Goold .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005)
Douglas Greenberg .... president (6 episodes, 2005)
Karen Robinson Hunte .... production executive (6 episodes, 2005)
Yvonne Johnson .... rights and clearances (6 episodes, 2005)
Jackie Kain .... executive in charge (6 episodes, 2005)
Ian Kershaw .... script consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Rebecca Maidens .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005)
David G. Marwell .... museum director (6 episodes, 2005)
Franciszek Piper .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Dieter Pohl .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Susan Reardon .... legal counsel (6 episodes, 2005)
Piotr Setkiewicz .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Detlef Siebert .... drama director (6 episodes, 2005)
Declan Smith .... archival researcher (6 episodes, 2005)
Margot Stern Strom .... executive director (6 episodes, 2005)
Frank Stucke .... researcher (6 episodes, 2005)
Dominic Sutherland .... director: documentary (6 episodes, 2005)
Anna Taborska .... researcher (6 episodes, 2005)
Robert Jan Van Pelt .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2005)
Elena Yakovleva .... researcher (6 episodes, 2005)
Christopher Browning .... historical consultant (4 episodes, 2005)
Gideon Greif .... historical consultant (4 episodes, 2005)
Aleksander Lasik .... historical consultant (4 episodes, 2005)
Nava Mizrahi .... researcher (4 episodes, 2005)
Saulis Berzinis .... researcher (2 episodes, 2005)
Freddie Cohen .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Krisztina Fenyo .... researcher (2 episodes, 2005)
Wolf Gebhardt .... researcher (2 episodes, 2005)
Ivan Kamenec .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Joanne King .... archival researcher (2 episodes, 2005)
Serge Klarsfeld .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Edward Kopówka .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
David List .... researcher (2 episodes, 2005)
Bogdan Musial .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Eduard Niznansky .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Miroslaw Obstarczyk .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Miroslaw Ostarczyk .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Lucja Pawlicka-Nowak .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Wojciech Plosa .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Gerald Posner .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Taras Shumeiko .... researcher (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Sommer .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Adeline Suard .... researcher (2 episodes, 2005)
Marian Turski .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Peter White .... historical consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Thanks
Megan Callaway .... special thanks (6 episodes, 2005)


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State" - USA (DVD title)
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285 min (DVD edition)
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16 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
The Final Solution: The Final Time?, 23 January 2006
Author: Cinema_Fan from An English Shire.

The first time, at least, these Camps had been used, by the Spanish, was during the Third Cuban War of Independence, leading to the Spanish - American War (around late 1898). The Americans also used them for the Philippine - American War. It was only the mass scale by the British, in South Africa, that it was thought that they had started them. Ironically set up during the Second Boer War, (October 1899 to May 1902), in South Africa, to house refugees, whose homes and lands had been destroyed by the British. This was done under the name of the "Scorched Earth Policy", done as a military tactic, to destroy anything that might be of use to "the enemy", once rounded up, they would be easier to control, no doubt. It is also rumoured, that the British would shoot prisoners in the kneecap, to prevent any escape.

We have to remember that the people in these Camps were mostly civilians, so, they could not be classed as P.O.W.s, (Prisoners of War, i.e., Soldiers). These unfortunate casualties of War were placed in a camp to concentrate their numbers, and as said before, to control. Conditions in these Camps were terrible; disease and hunger were the order of the day.

A Concentration Camp is not the same as Extermination Camp, or Death Camp. This was to come later, as Nazi Concentration Camps.

Known as Konzentrationslager, or simply KZ, pronounced as Kah-Tzet, this initial, with a number following, tattooed on the forearm of the Prisoners. KZ is the abbreviation of Konzentrationslager. Hence, the prisoner would have tattooed KZ711966, for example, to show they were a prisoner of the Concentration Camp. Their own Identity number.

The Nazi Party, also known as NSDAP, or to give it's full title, The National Socialist German Workers' Party, first came into existence on March 7th 1918, by Anton Drexlar. This party, from Munich, was to be called The Free Committee for a German Workers' Peace. The name was changed shortly after to the German Workers' Party, this flourished to what is now known as the NSDAP. The bittersweet irony is that German army intelligence sent in a spy to look into the NSDAP, Adolf Hitler; he was so impressed, that he joined proper. It was to be February 24th, 1920, that the Nazi Party was born, after the name NSDAP was given as its new and proper title.

Since 1920 and up to the end of the second World War, Hitler had gained popularity and power, power on the promise of a free Germany, free of Non Nationals, for example, and free of the Jewish wealth and power, which they had used to their (the Jews) own advantage for gaining this wealth. It would seem that the Jews would bare the brunt of the xenophobia, paranoia, jealousy and blame. Blame for a Germany still counting the cost for losing the First World War (1914 - 1918).

There is a name for State Sponsored Genocide: Holocaust. The systematic extinction and precaution of one or more Race, such as Jews, Homosexuals, Jehovah Witnesses, Gypsies to name a few, but in greater numbers, a few totalled around six to seven million in just six years or so. Ethnic Cleansing at its most destructive.

The most destructive of these Death Camps was a place some 60km Southwest of Krakow, Poland. This was camp number two, Auschwitz. Having three camps here, the number two camp was to be the Camp of mass murder. In the end, around one million Jews were murdered here, along with an estimated 75,000 Poles and 20,000 Roma People.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has done an excellent job of bringing us a truly magnificent portrait of the Pre History and magnitude of Auschwitz. With amazing CGI that allows us to see how Auschwitz looked like, when in complete working order. This Documented History shows the viewer why the camp was needed. We hear from the survivors off this Death Camp, also from the ex Nazis, who, some, still have no qualms of their actions; they say they were only following orders. Yes, this does really bring home the truths of this dreadful atrocity, the suffering of the many and the blind hatred of the evil that was Auschwitz, the Nazis and their Final Solution.

This is History Documentation at it's best, to see and finally to get to understand how this evil place came about, and the evil that drove it.

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