Part of the German effort in coming to terms with the atrocities of the Second World War has been the opening up of concentration camps for all to see. The most notorious of these is Auschwitz, a location that saw unspeakable horrors unfold as the war raged. This series takes a look at the events and history of Auschwitz in a six-part program. Exhaustive research was undertaken, with victims and perpetrators of the crimes committed at the site spoken to at length. Reenactments help provide a gruesome visualization of the events, alongside some shocking archive footage. A comprehensive, detailed history of Auschwitz, this is the definitive word on the appalling scenes that took place there.
This six-part series tells the story of the Auschwitz Death Camp, site of the largest mass murder in the history of the world. Writer Laurence Rees and his team interviewed over 100 eyewitnesses, including former Nazi perpetrators who speak on the record for the first time. Their story is brought to life through the innovative use of archived footage, dramatic recreations of key moments, computer reconstructions based on recently discovered plans of the camp, and their extraordinary testimony. This will be the definitive television history of Auschwitz and the Nazi State.