Hitler’s Holocaust Railways
Airs Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. & Wednesday, May 8 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m. & Sunday, May 12 at 11 p.m. on KPBS 2
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Credit: Courtesy of American Public Television
—Film Documents the Darkest Chapter in the History of Trains—
"I think we have to tell the story over and over again. We must never forget it. We must tell our children and grandchildren. It's so important."—Chris Tarrant
Travel host and rail expert Chris Tarrant (CHRIS TARRANT: EXTREME RAILWAYS) takes a journey through Germany and central Europe as he explores how rail travel was used to facilitate the horrors of the Holocaust.
“Hitler’s Holocaust Railways” chronicles how the Holocaust evolved from 1935 to ’45, starting in Nuremberg and ending at the death camps in Auschwitz.
Tarrant investigates the implementation of the first anti-Jewish laws and the Nazi’s simultaneous quest to build the world’s strongest railway system.
During the course of the Holocaust, thousands of trains were used to transport millions to the labor and death camps like cattle.
Tarrant also meets with Holocaust survivors, who share their stories or terror, death, and heroic acts of bravery.
Tarrant also speaks with people who worked on the railways, as well as historians, to provide further context into how the Holocaust happened and how instrumental the railways were to realizing Hitler’s plan.
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This film was acquired by American Public Television from Banijay Rights Limited for syndication to public television stations nationwide. © 2018 Whitworth Media Limited and Motion Content Group Limited.
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