Auschwitz: The Nazis and ‘The Final Solution’ is a six part 2005 BBC documentary series which presents the story of Auschwitz through interviews with former inmates and guards and by using re-enactments of various events. The series is notable for using some contemporary colour film from archives. The individuals interviewed for the series include survivor Dario Gabbai and former SS squadron leader Oskar Groning who was a guard at the camp, he was famously convicted at the age of 94 in 2015 of accessory to murder and sentenced to four years in prison.
The series consists of six one hour long episodes and was aired in the United States on PBS with the alternative title Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State. We have all six episodes available to watch here on Documentary Vine, navigate them via the numbered tabs beneath the video player or by using the episode link list below.
- Episode 1: Surprising Beginnings
- Episode 2: Orders & Initiatives
- Episode 3: Factories of Death
- Episode 4: Corruption
- Episode 5: Frenzied Killing
- Episode 6: Liberation & Revenge
An accompanying International Bestselling book was published to accompany the series, Auschwitz: The Nazis & The ‘Final Solution’ was authored by Laurence Rees who was also involved in writing and directing the television series. It is available in paperback, hardcover and kindle formats.