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Season: 1 Year: 1978

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.
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  Rudi Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Helena Slomova (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Berta Palitz Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Heinz Muller (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Erik Dorf (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Marta Dorf (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Franz Lowy / ... (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Uncle Kurt Dorf (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Moses Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Heydrich / ... (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Dr. Josef Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Karl Weiss (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Dr. Kohn (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Zalman (4 episodes, 1978)
Käte Jaenicke ...
  Frau Lowy (4 episodes, 1978)
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  Adolf Eichmann (3 episodes, 1978)
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  Inga Helms Weiss (3 episodes, 1978)
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  Hans Frank (3 episodes, 1978)
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  Hans Helms (3 episodes, 1978)
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  Blobel (3 episodes, 1978)
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  Weinberg (3 episodes, 1978)
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  Heinrich Himmler (2 episodes, 1978)
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  Uncle Sasha (2 episodes, 1978)
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  Eva (2 episodes, 1978)
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  Karp (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Garell ...
  Yuri (2 episodes, 1978)
Werner Kreindl ...
  Herr Helms (2 episodes, 1978)
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  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)
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  Anna Weiss (2 episodes, 1978)
Götz von Langheim ...
  Berlin Doctor (2 episodes, 1978)
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  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)
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  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)
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  Rabbi Samuel (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Vogel ...
  Emil Frey (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Weihs ...
  Sacristan (2 episodes, 1978)
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  Heinrich Palitz (2 episodes, 1978)
Kathina Kaiser ...
  Sarah Ohlnick / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Sean Arnold ...
  Hoefle (1 episode, 1978)
Vera Borek ...
  Nadya (1 episode, 1978)
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  Seder Man (1 episode, 1978)
Bernd Hall ...
  S.S. Guard, Buchenwald (1 episode, 1978)

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Plot Summary

"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

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Taglines The story of man's inhumanity to man. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Holocaust: The Story of the Family Weiss (United States)
  • Holocauste (France)
  • Holocausto (Spain)
  • Holocaust (A Weiss család története) (Hungary)
  • Holokaust (Estonia)
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  • 475 min
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Trivia The term "Holocaust" didn't exist in the German language until the 1980s. Due to the great success of this mini-series, 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978). See more »
Quotes Moses Weiss: I have the right name but I'm afraid I can't lead you to the promised land.
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