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Auschwitz - Inside the Nazi State

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    an in depth look at the mastermind behind the worlds most notorious concentration camp

    I enjoyed the format and chronological style mixed with the personal stories of those who were there. What I thought most intriging, was the combination of referencing the book that the Commandant of Auschwitz wrote before his execution and the personal account of the surviving members. In effect, it showed both perspectives of how the camp evolved into it's place in history and some of the logistical aspects, recently discovered, of how the camp was structured. Unlike other history DVD's, this one was not dry and had very little interpretation which, otherwise tends, to divert and/or bore the audience with political and military statistics . The collabiration of the psychological reasoning that the Camp Commandant confesses in his book and the victims gruesome stories of camp life make it a well rounded historical referencing tool. Superb re-enactments and research by the director and BBC resulted in a truly amazing DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A very valuable lesson...

    I was impressed, that after all these years, I really knew so little about the Halocaust. Auschwitz was just the biggest camp, there were many more. This film will tell you more than just Auschwitz. It will tell you first hand from victims themselves. This was aired through the PBS television miniseries, so its about 10 hours long.It was so hard to tune in on the different dates that I purchased it! Its the kind of film that should be shown to school children grades 7 thru 10, maybe more than once. It will show you the real cowards of that time, and it will show you the real heroes of that time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must see for History buffs of the WWII Era

    This is a MUST SEE! I could do little yesterday but watch the entire series through. Interviews with current survivors are tragic in some cases and just the fact that they did survive is a miracle. You see Auschwitz as it looks today and historical pictures fill in the rest. I found information not prevously known about the place and the people involved. This set will remain permanently in my archives.

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