“Holocaust” (1978 mini-series)

When this was aired in 1978 it shocked many of the post-war generation who were not aware of the full facts. In Germany in particular it caused outrage and grief as the new generation asked why they had not been taught this history in their schools.
Engrossing and moving, it undoubtedly takes some artistic license, so much so that Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel condemned it as “untrue, offensive, cheap,” and said that “everything” was wrong with it. You can make up your own mind (Elie’s op-ed: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1978/04/19/page/32/article/trivializing-the-holocaust-semifact-and-semifiction)MV5BMTU2NTEzMjkxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTUzOTAyMQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_

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