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Genocide

DVD

52 minutes
Source: Social Studies School Service

This is part of the British World at War television series, narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. It is a chronological account of the methodical extermination of Jews under Hitler, from the beginning of his years in power until his death. Scenes of personal testimony from victims, perpetrators, and bystanders intersperse the historical overview. This documentary offers a fairly complete overview of the Holocaust. Note: This film is not recommended for younger audiences.

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