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The road to Treblinka

this evening (thursday 9th), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from october 1997, october 1998, and august 2000, all on bbc 2)
the road to treblinka (5th of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)

“How could it happen? How was it possible that the Nazis created killing factories in order to exterminate the Jews and others they thought ‘undesirable’? … The Road to Treblinka traces the decision-making process that led to one of the greatest crimes the world has ever seen – the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …
adolph buchner, SS pionierbataillon, eastern front
christine von amsberg, heydrich family friend
wilhelm gunsilius, photographer
viera silkinaite, witness to 1941 kaunas massacre
walter frentz, cameraman
riva losanskaya, escaoee from butrimonys massacre
alfonsas navasinskas, witness to butrimonys massacre
juozas gramauskas, witness to butrimonys massacre
petras zelionka, lithuanian auxiliary police, war crime trial witness
jutta rudiger
gunther ruschin, berlin jew
erwin massuthe, witness to berlin deportations
alfons schulz, switchboard operator, hitler’s headquarters
samuel willenberg, treblinka survivor (more…)

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World War II in Colour: Poland

last friday evening (14th november), 7.00-8.00pm, on channel 5 tv
closing the ring narrated by robert powell (colourised versions of original black-and-white film: part of the world war ii in colour series)

“This episode concentrates on Hitler’s attempts in the latter end of 1944 to shift the balance of power back in his favour.”

concludes with a history (and film) of the extermination of jews in poland, in babi yar and elsewhere by the einsatzgruppen, and in the camps at belzec birkeanu chelmno maidanek sobibor and treblinka, and of reports reaching london
(if you missed it, available at http://www.channel5.com/shows/world-war-2-in-colour/episodes/closing-the…) (more…)

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