Auschwitz was the site of the largest mass murder the world has ever seen. This landmark, 6-part series charts the evolution of the camp and the mentality of the perpetrators, and shows how the place related to the Nazis overall campaign of extermination.
Written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Laurence Rees, and using new research, the series offers a unique perspective on the camp in which more than one million people were ruthlessly murdered. The first episode, “Surprising Beginnings”, tells of the camp’s early days and how it was originally intended for a very different purpose than the murder of the Jews.
This film does a great job at investigating this intriguing, disgusting and important part of our history. What happened in Nazi Germany is not a story for Jews. It’s a story for all world citizens. This series of films gives an in-depth look at what happened in Nazi Germany and exactly how it did happen.