Just saw the first episode of the newly made BBC documentary; "Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'". Most of you probably already know of this documentary and may already have seen it, but for those who like me haven't seen it yet, all I can say is: See it, you will not be disappointed. I have only seen the first of the six episodes but so far I'm extremely impressed. The first episode was very well done with amazing CG videos of Auschwitz and some great scenes with actors. It covered the background to Auschwitz and the beginning of it's transformation to deathcamp under Rudolf Höss, aswell as the SS deathpatrol activities in the Soviet. There were plenty of old filmclips, both in color and black and white, some of them completely new to me. What I found most fascinating were the interviews with former prisoners of Auschwitz and former SS soldiers. It is shocking to hear when a former(?) SS soldier tells us about one of his executions of jews with no sign of regret. The interviewer asked: "Why in Gods name did you kill those people? They had nothing to do with the people who may have hurt you during your youth." With a calm voice: "Because they were jews" All in all, this seems to be one extremely well made documentary and I'm definitely seeing the remaining five episodes. If you catch it on TV, see it.
Link to imdb.com (information about the documentary) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446610/
Its indeed a very good documentary series.
I have seen another one, but much older, about the meating were the nazis desided for the final solution. Have anyone seen this? I don't remember too much, other than it was real educational and all the actors were Germans.
You are referring to the Wannsee conference, which was chaired by Heydrich. The transcript survived the war. And can be read here:- http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/Holocaust/wansee-transcript.html It actually never refers to the extermination of the jews, but it does refer to the evacuation of the jews from German occupied territory. Replace the word "evacuation" with "extermination" and all is so clear, so either they knew what they where doing and preferred to hide it with the words, or the text has been misused to suit others purposes. However there can be no denying of what actually happened.
Do you remember what the reenactment documentary about it was named?
There where two made, one by Germans and another later on starring Kenneth Brannagh "The events of the Conference are dramatized in two films. A 1984 German television movie Wannseekonferenz (The Wannsee Conference) runs 85 minutes, exactly the length of the conference itself, and the script was derived from actual minutes of the meeting. 2001 saw the English-language production, Conspiracy, starring Kenneth Branagh as Heydrich and Stanley Tucci as Eichmann. Both films have received high critical acclaim, although the English-language version contains numerous historical inaccuracies"
Thank you very much. The "Wannseekonferenz" gets my highest recomendations!
Check this video,I found it very interresting,although I dont believe all been said! http://video.google.nl/videoplay?docid=6685059081849054752&q=judea
Yes, yes...now run along and play with the 9/11 conspiracists. Forgot to mention the music which is used throughout the series. There are some great classical pieces which make the scenes so much more haunting. One piece I especially liked is Sarabande by Haendel which is used a couple of times in different scenes.
SnackBarCheck this video,I found it very interresting,although I dont believe all been said! http://video.google.nl/videoplay?docid=6685059081849054752&q=judea
I don't know who you are, SnackBar, but everyone here needs to be warned that your link is to a "Holocaust denial" vid, which purports to "prove" by interviews with dozens of "experts" (who, my goodness what a coincidence, just happen to be neo-nazi, fascists anti-semites and racists) that a worldwide Zionist-Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy concocted the entire story. All a lie, according to your link.
What utter filth. All this link needs is a little brush-moustache and "Horst Wessel" playing in the background. This is not a subject upon which reasonable persons can differ, and it is not a subject for debate. Your link is to the fascist and rascist gospel, put out by neo-Nazis, paleo-Nazis and skinhead groups. Don't try this crap again, bud.
Mods, forum guidelines probably require you to edit out the link in SnackBar's post.
While the vid is filth, not all skinheads are nazis. And stop acting like you can decide what happens in these forums.