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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' 

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.
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Samuel West ...  Himself - Narrator 6 episodes, 2005
Linda Ellerbee ...  Herself - Hostess 6 episodes, 2005
Gert Heidenreich Gert Heidenreich ...  Narrator in German version 6 episodes, 2005
Linda Hunt ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2005
Horst-Günter Marx ...  Rudolph Höss 6 episodes, 2005
Klaus Mikoleit Klaus Mikoleit ...  Henrich Himmler 6 episodes, 2005
Grazyna Blecka-Kolska 4 episodes, 2005
Klaus Michal Zejdler Klaus Michal Zejdler 4 episodes, 2005
Dario Gabbai Dario Gabbai ...  Himself - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz 1944-1945 / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Oskar Gröning Oskar Gröning ...  Himself - SS Garrison, Auschwitz / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Libusa Breder Libusa Breder ...  Herself - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Eva Mozes Kor ...  Herself - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Jozef Paczynski Jozef Paczynski ...  Himself - Polish Political Prisoner, Auschwitz 3 episodes, 2005
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An in-depth visual and verbal account of one of the most notorious episodes of World War 2. Using location shots and combining CGI, for a 3-D realism, this is a documentary, through a timeline, showing its conception, ideals, horrors and liberation of the Death Camp that is Auschwitz and its role in "The Final Solution". Using reconstructions of key events by actors playing major Nazi hierarchical roles and real interviews from parties of all sides; ex-prisoners, old Schutzstaffel (SS) members and witnesses. Using archive footage conjoined with reflective, contemporary imagery it is a vivid and thorough historical telling of the atrocities of a political ideology that gave nothing but fear and death. Written by Cinema_Fan

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11 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State See more »

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The currency Oskar Goening is seen sorting through in the safe is old US currency. During WWII, the currency would have been German, then current or Weimar era, not from the United States. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Spain, on January 29, 2005, a 104-minute cut was premiered on television. Hosted by the actress María Galiana, and with additional interviews to the Spanish survivors Jaume Álvarez, Enric Marcó and Neus Català. And co-produced by Sagrega TV, SA. See more »

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Harrowing, but honest account of humanity's darkest hour.
23 February 2005 | by paul-archer11See all my reviews

I'm not a Jew so I have no axe to grind.

This is probably the most comprehensive account of the most infamous death-camp of them all. Not only are ex-inmates interviewed, but also ex-SS guards who are extraordinarily candid about their work & their attitude to the prisoners. The whole machinery involved in the organisation & efficiency of what amounted to an entire murder camp system.

This 6 part documentary cannot be ignored, once you have seen the evidence & heard the testimony there will be no doubt in your mind. It did happen & it was done by people not much different from the rest of us.

It cannot be allowed to happen again.


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