Following members of the fictional Weiss family, viewers witness Kristallnacht, Babi Yar, the Warsaw Ghetto, several camps (Buchenwald, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Sobibor), and the beginning of the postwar exodus of survivors to Palestine, while another plot strand puts viewers inside the German high command as the Nazis gradually escalate their anti-Jewish policies from harassment to extermination. Largely filmed at authentic historic locations, the drama also incorporates many famous photographs of Holocaust scenes. Stars include Meryl Streep, Michael Moriarty, and James Woods. Warning: some nudity, images of atrocities.
Total time: 7 hours