Hitler's Holocaust Railways

Hitler's Holocaust Railways

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Host Chris Tarrant

Credit: APT

Chris Tarrant explores the darkest chapter in the history of the railways.

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, airing Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 8 p.m. on WXXXI-TV, 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.