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
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In the original cut of this programme, Sir Laurence Olivier introduces it on-camera, warning of the graphic nature of the subject documented. See more
Himself - 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?"