In 1935 Berlin, the Weisses celebrate son Karl's marriage to Inga Helms. When Erik Dorf is unable to find work as a lawyer, wife Marta urges him to apply for a Nazi government job. Erik Dorf warns Dr. Weiss he should leave Germany. Karl is arrested and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, and Dr. Weiss is deported to Poland. Erik Dorf continues to advance in the Nazi hierarchy. Written by
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Neo-nazi groups were enraged by the miniseries, because it told the truth about the Nazi atrocities that they had spent decades denying happened. Many of these groups contacted NBC and demanded that the miniseries either be pulled from airing as "anti-German propaganda" or be "balanced" by an equal amount of time presenting the neo-Nazis view of events. NBC both ignored the neo-Nazis' demands and turned over all of their letters to national newspapers and TV stations, resulting in them being publicly humiliated. See more
In 1935 the family is talking about Hindenburg as if he was alive at the time. In fact, Hindenburg died on August 2, 1934. See more
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