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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Trivia

So many people watched this miniseries in New York City when first broadcast, that when commercials were on, the local water pressure dropped, due to so many people using their toilets at once. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Kurt Dorf: A jolly man, that Heydrich. Not at all what I expected. What did somebody call him? The young god of death.
Marta Dorf: Oh that's dreadful! Who'd dare say a thing like that?
Uncle Kurt Dorf: Political enemies, I suppose.
Marta Dorf: Uncle Kurt, he's a refined and sensitive man! He could have been a concert violinist if he hadn't chosen to serve Germany.
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Referenced in Conspiracy (2001) See more »

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Watch it, and think how could this have happened?
20 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hindsight's wonderful, and it easy now to criticise this series. I saw it first in Germany and the effect it had there was quite profound. It caused a national debate and, it could be argued, helped Germany face up to what occurred between 1933 and 1945, not so much from the extermination camps, but that they, a civilised people, could be led along that path.


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