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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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Meryl Streep only took this role for the money, which went towards her then boyfriend John Cazale's cancer treatment. See more »

Quotes

Inga Helms Weiss: Denounce me. Accuse me of some crime. That isn't difficult. Then have me sent to Karl.
Heinz Muller: Are you *mad*? To that Czech prison?
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Referenced in Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979) See more »

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Holocaust **** Never to Forget
19 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

One of the most outstanding television mini-series that was ever made. Obviously, this won the Emmy for best mini-series and was truly well deserved.

The story deals with the Weiss Family of Germany. They thought that they were true Germans never believing that they would be caught up in the madness of Hitler's Nazi Germany.

Despite the warnings of Dr. Weiss's patient,Dorf, who quickly rises in the Nazi hierarchy, the Weiss Family remains in Germany as Hitler seized power and the nightmare for the Jewish people begins.

This series made stars of Michael Moriarty.(Dorf) He plays the character drawn into the Nazi party with a chilling unfeeling for humanity rarely seen in movies. Dorf would be the typical character who would have said that he was forced into doing what he did since he was caught up in this period of frenzy. His ambitious, evil wife also helped push him into this way of life. Meryl Streep and James Woods also became well known as a result of this masterpiece production.

Nothing was hidden in making this grand production. You see the kosher butcher stores fall victim to Kristallnacht-the night of breaking glass. You see victims being marched off to the gas chambers.

This was certainly movie making at its best. Even the mini-series of todays are lacking in contact, interest and boldness of production.


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