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5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply disturbing, 4 Feb. 2006
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This review is from: Auschwitz - The Nazis And The Final Solution [DVD] (DVD)
I’d read the book of the same name so I had an idea of what was to come when I bought the dvd but still it a good accompaniment to the book.
The documentary is made up of interviews with SS guards and survivors of the most heinous atrocity ever committed. After reading the book and also reading Rudolph Hoess autobiography, “Commandant of Auschwitz” I thought I was prepared for the total lack of remorse which would be exhibited by the SS guards. I wasn’t. Those interviewed still don’t believe, 60 yrs later, that they did anything wrong. I found those interviews particularly disturbing. The stories of survivors of Auschwitz described in great detail the conditions and treatment that they were subjected to and I can only imagine the rage they must still feel towards those SS guards who are still alive today.
Never having been through anything of the sort most of us could never imagine what it must have been like to be in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Those there saw evil so often that one survivor even commented that ‘you see death so much that you become immune to it’.
This BBC documentary is a chilling account of Auschwitz but one which everyone should see to ensure that such an atrocity never happens again. The camps are reconstructed using digital imaging and together with the SS and survivors stories and the original footage available this makes for a fascinating mini-series.
One question remains at the end of the documentary……could this really have happened in the 20th century?!
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2009 23:11:04 GMT
Bookworm says:
I think you'll find that the TV series came first and the book was produced as an accompanying volume rather than, as you suggest, the other way round.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2010 11:35:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jan 2010 13:39:45 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2011 15:09:43 BDT
Bookworm says:
In what way precisely, is this post relevant to the order in which the DVD and book were released?
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