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The World at War: 20: Genocide


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The acclaimed 26-part series tonight documents the origin of the Nazi death camps, such as Auschwitz, which were set up by Himmler's SS to carry out Hitler's "final solution" - the extermination of millions of Jewish people.
Narrated by Laurence Olivier. See today's choices.
First shown on lTV

Tonight's edition of what is one of television's biggest and most important documentary projects ever undertaken focuses on the most chilling aspect of the Second World War: the extermination of millions of people the Nazis considered sub-human.
Shown as part of the Remember season the series has lost none of the impact it had when it was first screened in 1973. The programme uses interviews and archive footage to remind us how Himmler and his SS set about encouraging the German people to believe they were a master-race. He then started a "resettlement" programme which, by the end of the war, resulted in six million Jews being shot or gassed in death camps like Auschwitz.


Narrated by: Laurence Olivier.
Written and directed by: Peter Batty
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

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The World at War: 20: Genocide

BBC Two England, 25 January 1995 19.00

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