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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State 

Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'Final Solution' (original title)
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 ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2005
Horst Günter Marx ...  Rudolph Höss 6 episodes, 2005
Gert Heidenreich Gert Heidenreich ...  Narrator in German version 6 episodes, 2005
Linda Hunt ...  Narrator in U.S. version 6 episodes, 2005
Klaus Mikoleit Klaus Mikoleit ...  Henrich Himmler 4 episodes, 2005
Dario Gabbai Dario Gabbai ...  Self - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz 1944-1945 / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Oskar Gröning ...  Self - SS Garrison, Auschwitz / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Libusa Breder Libusa Breder ...  Self - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Eva Mozes Kor ...  Self - Jewish Prisoner, Auschwitz / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Jozef Paczynski Jozef Paczynski ...  Self - 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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In 1949 the Auschwitz concentration camp was torn down and replaced by a hospital that hospital is still here today (2021) See more »

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Also shown on 1.33:1 aspect ratio in some TV releases. See more »

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Unrivalled and excellent
3 November 2005 | by ferdinand1932See all my reviews

TV often fails to convey complex information: both in facts and emotionally; instead it mostly serves up the obvious with images to trick our eyes.

This documentary sets a new standard: the research is impeccable, the interviews gripping, the production perfect in every respect and finally the horror, the terrible horror of what humans can do, is absolutely clear. A history book could not do a better job.

One of the best and bravest aspects of the series is when the interviewers ask a person how they felt about a murder they committed: did they regret it, how do they feel about it now? Those interactions make it worth watching the series alone.


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19 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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