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"Holocaust" Part 2 (1978)

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Original Air Date:
17 April 1978 (Season 1, Episode 2)
Inga is desperate to reunite with Karl, but her parents don't want to risk hiding her Jewish in-laws... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Tom Bell ... Adolf Eichmann

Joseph Bottoms ... Rudi Weiss

Tovah Feldshuh ... Helena Slomova

Rosemary Harris ... Berta Palitz Weiss

Tony Haygarth ... Heinz Muller (as Anthony Haygarth)

Michael Moriarty ... Erik Dorf

Deborah Norton ... Marta Dorf
George Rose ... Lowy

Robert Stephens ... Uncle Kurt Dorf

Meryl Streep ... Inga Helms Weiss

Sam Wanamaker ... Moses Weiss

David Warner ... Heydrich

Fritz Weaver ... Dr. Josef Weiss

James Woods ... Karl Weiss

John Bailey ... Hans Frank

Blanche Baker ... Anna Weiss

Michael Beck ... Hans Helms
Martin Brandt ... Rabbi Karsh
Bernd Hall ... S.S. Guard, Buchenwald (as Berno Hall)
Nikolai Hantoff ... Soviet Captain

Edward Hardwicke ... Biberstein

Nigel Hawthorne ... Ohldendorf
Käte Jaenicke ... Frau Lowy
Charles Korvin ... Dr. Kohn
Werner Kreindl ... Herr Helms
Götz von Langheim ... Berlin Doctor

Stanley Lebor ... Zalman
Miriam Mahler ... Woman with Infant

T.P. McKenna ... Blobel
Stephan Paryla ... Sgt. Foltz (as Stefan Paryla)
Nina Sandt ... Frau Helms
Walter Scheuer ... Prague Policeman
Karl Schulz ... Polish Policeman
Cyril Shaps ... Weinberg
Bruno Thost ... Kapo Melnick, Buchenwald
Joe Trummer ... Czech Jew
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marius Goring ... Heinrich Palitz
Kathina Kaiser ... Sarah the Nurse
Jeffrey Zach ... Partisan Boy

Episode Crew
Directed by
Marvin J. Chomsky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Green  written by

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

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Additional Details

USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (video rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Factual errors: The Einsatzgruppen executions of 1942 portray all the major SS commanders (Blobel, Nebe, and Ohlendorf) visiting Ukraine execution sites along with Himmler and Heydrich. There is no record of Heydrich ever visiting the Eastern Front to witness an execution and, although Himmler did, he did so at Minsk and not in the Ukraine. The top Special Action leaders were also never in the same place together, since their commands were hundreds of miles apart.See more »
Reinhard Heydrich:Autonomous Jewish territories. Marvelous.
Erik Dorf:Will these be permanent communities?
Reinhard Heydrich:Well, let's just say steps towards regulating the Jewish problem. Oh my God, Dorf, I'm getting like you. Using language to say what I don't mean.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Horrible...but appropriately so., 28 September 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

When the episode begins, most of the Weiss family has been disbursed. The father, Dr. Weiss, is in a Polish ghetto. The mother and her daughter are still back in Berlin--though this is not to last for long. The son, Rudi, is pragmatic and has run--living by his wits and avoiding capture. The only odd part of all this is that the conquest of Poland isn't really talked about--sometime between part 1 and 2 it occurred.

Through the show, more change occurs: The daughter is raped by a gang of German thugs. She subsequently loses her sanity and is sent to a nice hospital, Hadamar. What the family didn't know is that this is an extermination center--the place where they first carried out the so-called 'final solution' on a small scale--killing the mentally and physically disabled. While all of this was handled in a sensitive and non-sensationalistic manner, it is still difficult to watch---have some tissues handy.

Rudi is still on the run, though he picks up a girlfriend who now accompanies him. They are there to witness the invasion of Russia by the Germans--though the Russian army refuses to believe it.

Mrs. Weiss is deported to the ghetto in Warsaw and finally sees her husband for the first time in several years. However, the ghetto is being starved--and folks are dying as a result. They soon fall in with partisans on the Eastern front.

As for Karl Weiss, he's still in Buchenwald. He is moved from a job as a tailor to the rock pile after a rules infraction. He'll soon die, and really doesn't mind it, though he's moved off this murderous job after his wife agrees to sleep with an officer to save her husband's life.

The episode ends with Dorf on an inspection of the German liquidation squads in Russia. He is not pleased with the inefficiency and unprofessional behaviors of a death squad--so the commander instructs him to personally get his hands dirty and kill. So continues Dorf's slide to subhumanity.

All in all, an episode as troubling, emotional and realistic as the others--and an important reminder of our horrid past. Also note that although IMDb lists the series as having four episodes, on the DVDs there are five--so the last small portion of episode two (involving Dorf) actually occurred in episode three.

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