Episode Detail: Factories of Death; Corruption - Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
Part 2 of three begins in March 1942, when the first French Jews were sent to Auschwitz, which was both an extermination and concentration camp. “Useless eaters” were put to death and stronger prisoners were put to work as slave laborers. Auschwitz was one of a number of death camps, and their commandants shared ideas on killing efficiencies. The program also explores other ways Nazis profited from their “industry of death,” and follows efforts in occupied countries to resist deportations.