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The Holocaust

Discover general resources and information about the Holocaust and Auschwitz. This guide serves as an abbreviated starting point for research.

Films on Demand Service

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.

Videos

The Touched by Auschwitz series tells the extraordinary story of six Auschwitz survivors. Producer and director Laurence Rees filmed Auschwitz survivors, their friends, and their families in Jerusalem, Chicago, London, Bavaria, Krakow, and Tel Aviv. The interviews build a compelling portrait of the problems, challenges, and triumphs the survivors experienced since the war as a result of their time in the concentration camp, and attempt to answer one of the most profound questions of the Holocaust— what is the human legacy of the crime? In this episode, meet survivors Tadeusz Smreczynski, Freda Wineman, and Max Epstein. A BBC Production.

The extraordinary story of six Auschwitz survivors—telling of their survival in the years after they left the camp, and travelling right up to the present day. Producer and director Laurence Rees has travelled extensively in order to film six survivors of Auschwitz, along with their friends and families. Together these sequences, filmed in Jerusalem and Chicago, London and Bavaria, Krakow and Tel Aviv, build into a compelling portrait of the problems, challenges and triumphs that six different individuals have experienced since the war as a result of their time in Auschwitz. These interviews attempt to answer one of the most profound questions of the Holocaust—what is the human legacy of the crime? This is unique television. No one who watches it, and hears this testimony, will ever look at the world in quite the same way again. A BBC Production.

Covering "The Liberation of Auschwitz," newsreel and other documentary film stock footage from numerous institutions have contributed to this unique archive. It was not only a historic responsibility but a moral obligation which led to this undertaking. This release presents the footage that was used by the Russians as prosecution evidence at the Nuremburg War Crime Trials. Footage includes