Opinion Germany Still Has a Holocaust Problem

40 years ago a U.S. TV series, initially slammed as 'cheap' and 'kitsch,' forced West Germans to confront the Holocaust. Today, 40 percent of German high schoolers can't explain what happened in Auschwitz

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Forty years ago this week, on January 22, 1979, West German regional TV stations began to broadcast a four-part American miniseries which forever changed the way Germans confronted the Holocaust.