“Why do you watch that stuff?”
“How could those kind of things happen?”
We study these historical events partly because people ask those kinds of questions.
This six-part series is a thorough synopsis of the design, construction and purpose of this industrial killing site, combining source footage, reenactments of key Nazi meetings and discussions, plus interviews of witnesses, survivors, and SS members.
Oskar Gröning, who worked as an accountant for the SS at Auschwitz, is featured here prior to his eventual 2015 trial and conviction for accessory to murder of 300,000.