About Auschwitz

Auschwitz survivors and former members of the SS tell the story of how the camp grew from a holding for Polish prisoners into a concentration camp used for mass murder


Auschwitz - it's the site of the largest mass murder in the history of the world, yet few know the true and surprising history of this most infamous place, nor how it became an integral part of the Nazis' overall plan for the mass extermination of the Jews - what they called the Final Solution.

Combining rare archive footage, CGI illustrations of the camp never before seen on television and dramatic reconstructions of the key decision-making moments, the story of Auschwitz and the horrific ideology behind it unfolds in six episodes.

The entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp

The entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp