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Genocide: 1941-1945 

The history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews, showing events leading to the "Final Solution". Footage and Interviews with SS officers and Jewish survivors from various countries describe... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Rita Boas-Koopman ...
Herself - Dutch Jew (as Rita Boas Koopman)
Richard Böch ...
Himself - S.S. Lance Corporal
Anthony Eden ...
Himself - British Foreign Secretary (as Lord Avon)
Wilhelm Hoettl ...
Himself - S.S. Major (as Dr. Wilhelm Höttl)
Avraham Kochavi ...
Himself - Polish Jew
Primo Levi ...
Himself - Italian Jew
Dov Paisikovic ...
Himself - Hungarian Jew
Rudolf Vrba ...
Himself - Czechoslovak Jew
Karl Wolff ...
Himself - S.S. General
Rivka Yosilevska ...
Herself - Polish Jew
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The history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews, showing events leading to the "Final Solution". Footage and Interviews with SS officers and Jewish survivors from various countries describe how the extermination camps operated and what existence was like there. Written by WesternOne

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27 March 1974 (UK)  »

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Rudolf Vrba - Czechoslovak Jew: The idea for a mother, being told after this terrible journey that her children were going to be gassed, was an utter outrageous idea in her mind. Because, after all what she suffered, here comes a gangster who wants to increase her suffering. So, she is tempted to go immediately to the next neat officer and say that "This man says! Sir! That my children are going to be gassed!" And he says "Madam! Do you think we are barbarians?"
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