40 years ago, in January 1979, the ARD broadcast the "Holocaust" for the first time in its third program. It excited the mind like no other. Now the four part will be sent again.
There were threatening letters, death threats against editors and even bombings by two technical stations. But for Günther Rohrbach, 1979's video game director at WDR, it was clear that you have to send the four-part series "Holocaust" in Germany. Now the series that wrote the television story has become a street sweeper in Germany and changed the brain to millions, again shown on German television. In addition, a new documentary tells the whole story behind this epocal TV format for the first time.
The beginning of Meryl Streep's career
On four nights, the "Holocaust" tells the story of two families in the national socialist period: The Jewish family Weiss, most of whom are murdered in concentration camps, and those committed by the assailant Erik Dorf, who decides to work for the SS as lawyer for career reasons. In America, the film was broadcast between commercials, the million-fold echo was still positive, finally, the series, which was the beginning of a great career for Meryl Streep, rewarded with eight Emmys.
In Germany, the "Holocaust" was sent in all third programs from January 22, 1979, with extensive approval for concerns over the aesthetic and historical quality over four days. Millions were appalled by what they saw, the media did the rest to make the "Holocaust" a new starting point for dealing with German history.
Documenting the difficult movie
WDR, NDR and SWR now repeat the mini series after exactly 40 years, 07 and 08, and January 14 and 15. In a remarkable representation of Alice Agneskirchner, "How
While some previously rejected the series as a "Hollywood series" (in fact, it was produced in New York), many were deeply moved and moved. "I didn't want to repeat any of the known horror images," Chomsky says in subsequent documentation. "I wanted to show what happened to people: Ordinary people do terrible things for other ordinary people."
The four-part series "Holocaust" starts on Monday 7 January at 22:00 at WDR and NDR, and on Wednesday 9 January at 22:00 it will also be at SWR. The documentary "How
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