60 years after liberation, the astonishing story of the most horrific single place on the planet is finally unveiled…
This is the definitive screen history of the evolution of Auschwitz, how it fitted into the Nazis’ plan for the conquest of the East and how scarcely a country in Europe was untouched by its existence.
Recognising the horror it not enough. This series reveals how and why the Nazis did what they did – knowledge that is crucial if we are to ensure such appalling events never happen again. Through rare archive footage, dramatic reconstructions of kay decision-making moments and the first major CGI reconstruction, the reality of life in the camp is exposed in unflinching detail. Ground-breaking interviews with witnesses, political prisoners and former SS. members shed light on the mentality of the perpetrators and lay bare the harsh moral choices of all those involved.
By BAFTA-winning writer and producer Laurence Rees.