The Holocaust in Denmark

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The Holocaust in Denmark: A review of the BBC Documentary: “Auschwitz: The Nazis and the’ Final Solution’ On the background of the Second World War, the Holocaust or the ethnic cleansing of the Jews happened, as a result of the Nazi policies of repression. The Holocaust is one the most traumatic historical events for humanity, and it shows us what humankind is possible of doing regarding the other people of a certain ethnicity. The historical documentary realized by BBC-“Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’’’ provides us with a remarkable source of information regarding the outcomes of the Nazi regime, focusing on the policies of repression held on the Jews, Soviets, Polish and Gypsies. This documentary is a historical lesson which illustrates how the decisions on the Jews’ faith were taken by the Nazis leaders and the manners in which they were applied. The concentration camps such as Auschwitz 1,2,3, Treblinka, the ghettos and other concentration camps whose existence was covered up by the Nazis without success; are presented within this documentary, along with the atrocities endured by the Jews. In this manner, this documentary, illustrates not only the perspective inside the Nazi state, their desire to “purify the world” by exterminating all the Jews, but also it reveals us how the Jews managed to accept or not their faith decided by the Nazis forces. It is a documentary which covers all the perspectives of the parts involved in the Holocaust, allowing us to analyze how this terrible event had taken place; by presenting the situation from its very roots. Among the 6 episodes of the “ Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’” documentary, which reveal... ... middle of paper ... as race which has to die, in order to purify the world, fact which was proved by the unique case of Denmark where the Final Solution was not applied. This episode in the history of the Holocaust should make us reflect whether the outcomes of the Nazi regime towards the Jewish population would have been different, if all the occupied countries from Europe, and even the other states have had the attitude and the resistance shown by the Danes. BIBLIOGRAPHY: • Web sources: The BBC documentary: Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’ “, available on-line at
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