Auschwitz: The Nazis and The Final Solution - BBC

Auschwitz: The Nazis and ‘The Final Solution’ is a BBC six-episode documentary film series presenting the story of Auschwitz through interviews with former inmates and guards to include authentic re-enactments of relevant events.


Part 1 - Surprising Beginnings


German commanders discover the efficiency of gassing prisoners, and Auschwitz transforms from a small backwater camp for those resisting the Nazi occupation of Poland to a large scale extermination camp for Jews.


Part 2 - Orders & Initiatives


Hoss deals with complications arising from the makeshift gas chamber and increasing demand as the Nazis begin to scour all of Europe for more people to bring to Auschwitz and kill.


Part 3 - Factories of Death

The year 1942 is to be the most significant of 'the Final Solution' as the Nazis now begin to comb western Europe, even taking Jews from as far afield as the British Channel Islands.


Part 4 - Corruption

By 1943, corruption is running rampant at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The camp also gains another source of income - clothes and valuables taken from Jews arriving to be gassed.


Part 5 - Frenzied Killing

More people are killed in 1944 than ever before at Auschwitz. The Nazis try to sow seeds of confusion amongst the Allies in the East and Western Allies must make decisions about negotiating with the Nazis about the Jews and bombing the camp.


Part 6 - Liberation & Revenge

In 1945, Red Army soldiers liberate the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenuau. As other liberations occur in the following months, the world is appalled. Surviving Jews face horrors as they try to return to their lives, and few SS-men are found and put on trial.

Auschwitz: The Nazis and The Final Solution - BBC
Auschwitz: The Nazis and The Final Solution - BBC