Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
A chronological portrait of history's greatest mechanized mass murder site, focusing on the people involved and the evolution of their goals and decisions.
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State Previous Broadcasts
Murder and Intrigue/Liberation and Revenge (Episode #103)
KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 15, 2007 -- 3:01 AM
The first segment examines the international complexities involved in the reasons why the Allies never bombed the railways leading to the gas chambers, even though they knew of the camp's existence. In the second hour, the Nazis force thousands to march west as the Red Army advances. The Russians liberate the camp on February 27, discovering only 7,600 survivors. The search for the perpetrators begins.
Factories of Death/Corruption (Episode #102)
KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 8, 2007 -- 3:00 AM
The first segment examines the complexity of the Nazi extermination plan, with Auschwitz as its hub. The second shows that Auschwitz, unique as both a concentration and extermination camp, made money for the Nazis.
Surprising Beginnings/Orders and Initiatives (Episode #101)
KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 1, 2007 -- 3:00 AM
The first segment details why Auschwitz was chosen as a concentration camp site. The second examines how the Nazis formulated a system that would mechanize mass exterminations.