About Annihilation

Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we have not finished accounting for the destruction of Europe's Jewish population.


One question remains today: not why, but how was the Shoah possible?

For the first time in a documentary series, the entire 20th century history of the attempted and partial eradication of the Jewish population will be analysed and explained. In this harrowing and heartbreaking series, new interpretations and perspectives will give voice to a new generation of 60 internationally renowned historians.

Throughout the series new, rare and extensive archival footage (including thousands of rare Russian archives released in the 1990s) will shed new light on atrocities that wiped out a generation and represented the greatest crime against humanity of the 20th century.