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Holocaust


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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 3
  • Studio: Alliance (Universal)
  • VHS Release Date: Dec 5 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304586442
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,190 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 3 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I first saw this miniseries at the age of 14. As a young, black female, I had heard only bits and pieces about the Holocaust and really didn't understand the Nazi atrocities. That all changed after watching 8 hours of this miniseries. From that moment on, I developed an overwhelming sense of empathy for Jewish people and hatred of Nazism. My own race had suffered horribly during slavery but I had never heard of nor seen anything like the cruelty of Nazi Germany.
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Merryl Streep is of course really great. But the movie shows the saga of not only a Jewish family but goes to great lengths to demonstrate the intimate feelings of the victims. The stories and characters are unforgetable. It is historically accurate too! The video also portrays the life of a Nazi leader who was "just a guy looking for a job" during the Depression and ends up being responsible for the murders of millions of people. This is an eye-opener!!!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Poetkitty TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 19 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Seeing this on TV as a teen, I was curious to view it 30 years later. I was prepared for a dated, corny, watered-down version of what occurred during that terrible time in history. I was more than pleasantly surprised! Joseph Bottoms' acting aside, the rest of the cast ran from good to stellar. There is a wonderful juxtaposition of the Weiss and Dorf families, which is unique to this story. This is subtle and grand, public and personal, and while we are horrified, it also makes us think. A relevant and worthwhile DVD to add to your collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Woods on July 23 2010
Format: DVD
I remember watching this mini series back in 1979, believe it or not on my honeymoon. Watching it again recently, I thoroughly enjoyed it as much as the first time I saw it. A very powerful story about the plight of a Jewish Berlin family during the darkest times of the twentieth century. This graphic depiction of the Holocaust will endure as a reminder of how evil & unfeeling man can be, and hopefully will serve as a warning for generations to come to ensure events like this never happen again.
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By bikerfan on Dec 11 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this out of nostalgia after seeing it back in the day. Lots of great up and coming stars and great historical drama.
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By Genny Walker on July 25 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
a young Meryl Streep/James Woods/Tovah Fedelshua and an amazing job by Michael Moriarty. A poignant and riveting film; perhaps not exactly accurate as reviewed by some; but i found it outstanding
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