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Winner of eight Emmys and two Golden Globes, this five-part 1978 miniseries brought the Holocaust home to 220 million viewers worldwide and convinced West Germany to cancel its statute of limitations on war crimes.

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.

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Run Time

Total time: 7 hours