Episode guide

Annihilation

Series 1

Annihilation

  • The End of the Illusions

    A harrowing analysis of the Nazis' attempted eradication of the world's Jews. Upon seizing power in 1933, Hitler spread anti-Semitic ideology and began to exclude Jews from society.

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  • The Trap

    Shedding new light on the atrocities of the Final Solution. The German invasion of Poland saw death squads terrorise Jewish populations, who were rounded up and placed in ghettos.

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  • The Nazi Machine

    Revisiting the horrors of the Holocaust. By 1941, Hitler's focus was on the USSR. The Nazis' merciless advance led to the ghastly Babi Yar massacre in which 33,000 Jews were killed.

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  • In the Face of Death

    Leading historians reflect on the barbarity of the Holocaust. By 1941, the Nazis were using gas as the hideous method for mass killings at their death camps - including Auschwitz.

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  • The Final Solution

    By 1942, the Nazis were liquidating their ghettos and transporting prisoners to the gas chambers. The documentary group Oyneg Shabbos chronicled the true terror of these round-ups.

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  • The Survivors

    The horrors of the Holocaust. As WWII neared its climax, Himmler tried to erase all trace of the genocide by ordering the incineration of bodies and destruction of the death camps.

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  • Autopsy of a Mass Murder (The Trials)

    The Third Reich's awful war crimes laid bare. In late-1945, the Nazi top brass went on trial in Nuremberg - but it was left to the US to prosecute others involved in the Holocaust.

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  • Lest We Forget

    Last in the deeply moving series about the Holocaust. While the hunt to find surviving Nazis continues today, efforts are being made to preserve the memory of their tragic victims.

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