Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution

Surprising Beginnings

Series 1 - Episode 1 Surprising Beginnings



The history of the concentration camp, charting its origins as a place to hold political prisoners through its development into a mechanised factory for mass murder. The first episode features the accounts of Polish inmates held there prior to the Holocaust, Jewish survivors and a former SS officer, who discusses being placed in charge of a firing squad.

Cast & Crew

Director Detlef Siebert
Director Dominic Sutherland
Producer Laurence Rees
Writer Laurence Rees