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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
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Uncle Kurt Dorf:
A jolly man, that Heydrich. Not at all what I expected. What did somebody call him? The young god of death.
Oh that's dreadful! Who'd dare say a thing like that?
Uncle Kurt Dorf:
Political enemies, I suppose.
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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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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