Auschwitz was one of the most infamous of the Nazi Death camps. Through a combination of survivors’ interviews and historical re-enactments, this six-part series tells the story of how the Nazis attempted to exterminate the Jewish people during World War II.
The Nazis called this act of genocide the Final Solution. The aftermath of what would come to be called the Holocaust is explored in this BBC documentary that seeks to gain historical perspective by focusing on the events that occurred at Auschwitz. The statements of survivors are used to create the historical re-enactments of what actually happened there during World War II.
The documentary features interviews with people who were there, including both former inmates and guards, and contemporary colour and monochrome film from the archives. Old buildings that have long been demolished are reconstructed in computer-generated reconstructions. These computer-generated reconstructions are paired with modern day sites around the area of the site of the Auschwitz camps.