Originally a made-for-TV miniseries (that won a slew of Emmy Awards), this film follows parallel stories: those of a Jewish family in Germany from 1935 to 1945 and a German (Michael Moriarty) who rises in the Nazi ranks until he is overseeing the death camps. Genuinely haunting and truly sorrowful, this series was many people's first introduction to the impact that Hitler's Final Solution had on everyday Germans. Of course, it helps that director Marvin Chomsky had a cast that included Fritz Weaver, James Woods, Meryl Streep (who won an Emmy for her performance), and Ian Holm. Still, it is powerful storytelling in its own right. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It is now 2004. I am watching a rebroadcast of the Holocaust. After all these years, it still ellicits strong emotions from me - tears, anger and fear. Yes, fear. Fear because something like this may happen again. Fear because antisemitism is growing throughout the world. Fear because people are trying to deny the truth of the holocaust.
This miniseries gives me hope though. Hope that people will never forget and never want to be a party to such inhumanity, cruelty and horror. The strong performances, historical accuracy, and excellent writing make this miniseries not only a great piece of filmmaking but also a piece of evidence that hopefully will keep any human being from treating another like a piece of garbage.
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Saw this when it originally came out on TV, so long ago. Very poignant then, and just as much now.Published 2 months ago by Patricia Carter
I remember watching this on television. it caused quite a stir back then. still very compelling and sad.Published 10 months ago by mitch dineen
Upgrading to DVD, so great to be able to reach out to Amazon and order them!Published 17 months ago by Paulette Heer
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