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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Holocaust: The Story of the Family Weiss  »

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Because there was no Emmy category of Outstanding Supporting Actor or Actress in a Limited Series at the time, David Warner, Sam Wanamaker, Tovah Feldshuh, and Blanche Baker had to be nominated in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Continuing Series, although this was, actually, a miniseries. See more »

Quotes

Rudi Weiss: Do you remember the first time we made love in Prague?
Helena Slomova: Don't embarrass me.
Rudi Weiss: It was beautiful. The best thing I ever knew in my life.
Helena Slomova: For me too.
Rudi Weiss: Now each time we're together. The wonder of it. Two people knowing each other so closely. Not just the bodies, the arms, the lips. It's as if God or nature or someone decided it had to be.
Helena Slomova: Rudi, there's a poet in you.
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Referenced in God Is Great and I'm Not (2001) See more »

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Outstanding Miniseries
7 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

NBC's Holocaust is perhaps the finest miniseries I've seen on television. I purchased the two VHS set several years ago and watch it at least once a year over several nights. Holocaust features a large, excellent cast, which make up for emotion which they lack in depth. Sadly, the stories are all too familiar and have presented in one form or another, but what makes this series stand out is the fact that it was able to compress time and feature some of the best known events of the holocaust, such as Babi Yar, Sobibor and Warsaw Ghetto, seamlessly. The dual story lines tracking the Jewish Weiss family and the German Dorff family intertwine believably, and the graphic violence is appropriate for this production. Michael Moriarty was excellent as the meek lawyer who became a cold calculator and Rosemary Harris was memorable as the proud but stubborn Berta Weiss. Meryl Streep and James Woods also are noteworthy, and it's a delight to see both actors in early roles. I recall when Holocaust debuted it became a media event and school project, with study guides for classroom discussion. I wonder if some of the material was appropriate for some young audiences.


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