The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.
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Series cast summary:
...  Rudi Weiss 4 episodes, 1978
...  Helena Slomova 4 episodes, 1978
...  Berta Palitz Weiss 4 episodes, 1978
...  Heinz Muller 4 episodes, 1978
...  Erik Dorf 4 episodes, 1978
...  Marta Dorf 4 episodes, 1978
George Rose ...  Franz Lowy / ... 4 episodes, 1978
...  Uncle Kurt Dorf 4 episodes, 1978
...  Moses Weiss 4 episodes, 1978
...  Heydrich / ... 4 episodes, 1978
...  Dr. Josef Weiss 4 episodes, 1978
...  Karl Weiss 4 episodes, 1978
...  Dr. Kohn 4 episodes, 1978
...  Zalman 4 episodes, 1978
Käte Jaenicke ...  Frau Lowy 4 episodes, 1978
...  Adolf Eichmann 3 episodes, 1978
...  Inga Helms Weiss 3 episodes, 1978
...  Hans Frank 3 episodes, 1978
...  Hans Helms 3 episodes, 1978
...  Blobel 3 episodes, 1978
...  Weinberg 3 episodes, 1978
...  Heinrich Himmler 2 episodes, 1978
Lee Montague ...  Uncle Sasha 2 episodes, 1978
...  Eva 2 episodes, 1978
...  Karp 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Garell ...  Yuri 2 episodes, 1978
Werner Kreindl ...  Herr Helms 2 episodes, 1978
...  Rabbi Karsh 2 episodes, 1978
Edward Gilkrist ...  Peter Dorf - teen 2 episodes, 1978
Courtney Hill ...  Laura Dorf - teen 2 episodes, 1978
Nina Sandt ...  Frau Helms 2 episodes, 1978
...  Anna Weiss 2 episodes, 1978
Götz von Langheim ...  Berlin Doctor 2 episodes, 1978
...  Aaron Feldman 2 episodes, 1978
Miriam Mahler ...  Woman with Infant 2 episodes, 1978
Walter Scheuer ...  Prague Policeman 2 episodes, 1978
Irene Prador ...  Maria Kalova 2 episodes, 1978
...  Otto Felscher 2 episodes, 1978
Bruno Thost ...  Kapo Melnick / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Joe Trummer ...  Czech Jew 2 episodes, 1978
Murray Salem ...  Analavitz 2 episodes, 1978
...  Rabbi Samuel 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Vogel ...  Emil Frey 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Weihs ...  Sacristan 2 episodes, 1978
...  Heinrich Palitz 2 episodes, 1978
Kathina Kaiser ...  Sarah Ohlnick / ... 2 episodes, 1978
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"Holocaust" follows each member of the Jewish Family Weiss throughout Hitler's reign in Germany. One by one, the family members suffer the horrible fate of extermination under Anti-Semetic Nazi Law until only one son remains at the end of World War II. A sub-plot follows the story of Eric Dorf, a young German lawyer with a good heart who is changed into a mass murderer by membership in the SS. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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The story of man's inhumanity to man.

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The term "Holocaust" didn't exist in the German language until the 1980s. Due to the great success of this miniseries, it became common knowledge, and was chosen as "word of the year 1979" by the "Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache" (Society for German Language). See more »

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Berta Palitz Weiss: Hitler has Czechoslovakia. He has Austria. What more does he want? It's enough for him to digest all that Austrian pastry and that Czech beer.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Gestapo's Last Orgy (2012) See more »

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Very Moving Movie
7 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

As a family member of one of the actors I cannot give a true statement.

It would be considered one sided and biased.

BUT as a person into WWII history I personally feel it was very well documented and was more realistic than one thinks.

This movie was to true to life in some areas that it makes one think of Shindlers List.

One gets the sense that the war was more personal with hitler than one think.

When the Captain finally realizes that hitler is not playing with all oars in the water is the part of the movie that really makes sense.


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