The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust

There are many documentaries that discuss the traumatizing Holocaust, including the historical events that led to the rise of Germany’s Adolf Hitler, the controversies around the Nazis, conspiracy theories about Hitler’s involvement in witchcraft and the Illuminati and the impact of the Holocaust on the Jews who were killed in the concentration camps. What are the best documentaries about the Holocaust? Check the list below, a few of these movies are even available on Hulu and Netflix.

These Holocaust documentaries have been ranked as the absolute best to watch for information and history on the topic. Many of these critically acclaimed documentary films feature survivors' stories from this dark time in history. Several also focus on how other countries came to the aid of the Jews, risking everything to help.

This list of the best Holocaust documentaries includes: Death Mills, Seeds of Destiny, Memory of the Camps: Frontline, The Nazi Plan, The Nuremberg Trials and Murderers Among Us. Vote up the Holocaust documentary you think is the most well done or add any not on the list.

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  • Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

    Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

    Laurence Rees, Catherine Tatge
    552 votes
    • Actors: Linda Ellerbee, Horst-Günter Marx, Klaus Mikoleit
    • Released: 2004
  • Shoah
    Claude Lanzmann
    251 votes
    • Actors: Richard Glazar, Raul Hilberg, Filip Müller, Mordechaï Podchlebnik, Simon Srebrnik
    • Released: 1985
    Director Claude Lanzmann spent 11 years on this sprawling documentary about the Holocaust, conducting his own interviews and refusing to use a single frame of archival footage. Dividing Holocaust ...more

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  • Night and Fog
    Alain Resnais
    107 votes
    • Actors: Michel Bouquet
    • Released: 1955
    Night and Fog is a 1955 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The documentary features the abandoned ...more

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  • One Survivor Remembers
    72 votes
    • Actors: Gerda Weissmann Klein, Kurt Klein
    • Released: 1995
    One Survivor Remembers is a 1995 documentary short film by Kary Antholis in which Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty, including the loss ...more
  • Children Remember the Holocaust

    Children Remember the Holocaust

    71 votes
  • The Holocaust On Trial

    The Holocaust On Trial

    127 votes