The Nazi German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz is the site of the largest mass murder in history. An estimated 1.
1 million people were killed there between 1940 and 1945, 90% of whom were Jews. The camp survived World War Two largely intact, and today it forms one of the most significant and disturbing locations on earth. Auschwitz: Journey Into Hell offers a unique and compelling guide to this location, based around extensive location filming, the contribution of expert guides and leading Holocaust historian Professor David Cesarani, survivor testimony and remarkable photographic evidence. By exploring the physical space of Auschwitz, the programme traces the camp's evolution from brutal labour camp to factory of death, and reveals a Nazi system of mass murder and rule by terror that has lost none of its power to shock and appal. This is a story and place that horrifies and challenges us all, but can and must continue to serve as a powerful warning to our own age.