Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Respected newsman Walter Cronkite chronicles the most important aspects of the Holocaust from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. This Discovery Channel film combines historical records, original footage, and personal photographs in an effort to help viewers understand how Hitler and the Nazi Party assumed power in Germany. Elie Wiesel and other survivors share their painful stories, while those who liberated prisoners from the death camps talk about what they saw upon their arrival. Wiesel and others also comment on what the Holocaust Museum means to them in an age where some still fail to grasp the full gravity of the human evil that took place.
anti-Semitism, archival-footage, concentration-camp, genocide, Holocaust, inhumanity, Judaism, memorial, museum, Nazism, war-atrocities