Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution

Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution is a BBC six parts documentary film series presenting the story of Auschwitz through interviews with former inmates and guards to include authentic re-enactments of relevant events. The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.


Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution Part 1 – Surprising Beginnings

 

German commanders discover the efficiency of gassing prisoners, and Auschwitz transforms from a small backwater camp for those resisting the Nazi occupation of Poland to a large scale extermination camp for Jews.

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Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution Part 2 – Orders & Initiatives

 

Hoss deals with complications arising from the makeshift gas chamber and increasing demand as the Nazis begin to scour all of Europe for more people to bring to Auschwitz and kill.

Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution Part 3 – Factories of Death

 

The year 1942 is to be the most significant of ‘the Final Solution’ as the Nazis now begin to comb western Europe, even taking Jews from as far afield as the British Channel Islands.

Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution Part 4 – Corruption

 

By 1943, corruption is running rampant at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The camp also gains another source of income – clothes and valuables taken from Jews arriving to be gassed.

Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution Part 5 – Frenzied Killing

 

More people are killed in 1944 than ever before at Auschwitz. The Nazis try to sow seeds of confusion amongst the Allies in the East and Western Allies must make decisions about negotiating with the Nazis about the Jews and bombing the camp.

Auschwitz – The Nazis and The Final Solution Part 6 – Liberation & Revenge

 

In 1945, Red Army soldiers liberate the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenuau. As other liberations occur in the following months, the world is appalled. Surviving Jews face horrors as they try to return to their lives, and few SS-men are found and put on trial.

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