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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Auschwitz for showing that
Jewish partisans saved many of their own people.

Auschwitz
Inside The Nazi State

Auschwitz (2005) - 300 minutes
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Auschwitz occupies a chilling and disturbing place in the history of humankind. It began as a Nazi labor camp to terrorize the local Polish population and evolved into the site of the largest mass murder ever recorded. This six-part series, narrated by actress Linda Hunt (The Practice, The Year of Living Dangerously), presents an in-depth examination of the camps evolution and the decisions that enabled such an incomprehensibly inhuman place to come into being.

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key decision-making moments, and their extraordinary testimony. While never losing sight of the suffering of the victims, this documentary offers a unique and alarming look at the mindset of the perpetrators - killers like the Commandant of Auschwitz Rudolf Hoss, camp doctor Josef Mengele, and S.S. Commander Heinrich Himmler.

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State is written and produced by Laurence Rees, the Creative Director of BBC History Programs. The historical and script consultant for the series is the award-winning Hitler biographer, Professor Ian Kershaw. The last major project that Laurence Rees and Professor Ian Kershaw worked on together was The Nazis - A Warning from History, which was shown in 30 countries and won eight international awards including the Peabody Award.

Anschwitz: A New History, the companion book to this series, is available at bookstores everywhere.

8-2-16 Himmler diaries found in Russia reveal daily Nazi horrors
Himmler diaries found in Russia reveal daily Nazi horrors
Chilling details have emerged about the daily life of Heinrich Himmler, the Nazi SS chief who sent millions of Jews to their deaths in the Holocaust. The German tabloid Bild is serialising excerpts from Himmler's wartime diaries, recently discovered in Russia. One day, Himmler wrote, he had a massage before ordering the execution of 10 Poles. And he says he enjoyed a snack at Buchenwald concentration camp. He also told the SS to train dogs that could "rip people apart" at Auschwitz. Historians will publish the diaries in a book next year, with background notes.

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Auschwitz
Inside The Nazi State

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Auschwitz for showing that
Jewish partisans saved many of their own people.