Actors, journalists, TV insiders and fans have praised last night’s BBC2 reconstruction of the Eichmann trial.
Describing The Eichmann Show as a “powerful piece of television”, viewers tweeted in praise of the performances and the BBC for telling such an “important story”.
Many also used the social media site to urge their followers to catch up on the docu-drama on iPlayer if they missed it on television.
Catch 'The Eichmann Show' on iPlayer. Compelling, shocking, horribly relevant.— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) January 20, 2015
"Whenever anyone one tries to deny..." #eichmannshow— Kirstie Mary Allsopp (@KirstieMAllsopp) January 20, 2015
The Eichmann Show - brilliant and sobering docudrama..never knew that it was the trial which first brought the holocaust home to millions— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) January 20, 2015
The #eichmannshow is absolutely brilliant.— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) January 20, 2015
Bravo to BBC for The Eichmann Show - moving mix of testimony & drama (can't bring myself to use hashtag on his name). Catch it on iplayer.— Jonny Geller (@JonnyGeller) January 20, 2015
The #Eichmannshow was a brilliant piece of drama, difficult to watch at times but so it should be. LaPaglia and Freeman excellent.— GreenSwizzleWooster (@GSWooster) January 21, 2015
I really hope one of our German channels will pick up @EichmannShow to remind us that we can never let anything like this happen again.— Annie (@AnnieDAFG) January 21, 2015
Thank you @BBC for The Eichmann Show. Great drama and a hugely important story.— Margaret (@clevedon_mag) January 21, 2015
Still reeling from watching the Eichmann Show. We said never forget, but we already have really. I didn't know they killed 1.5m children.— Victoria Freeman (@make_trouble) January 21, 2015
TV fans in the US also tweeted in hope that the drama would be bought by an American channel and shown across the pond soon.
Starring Martin Freeman as producer Milton Fruchtman and Anthony LaPaglia as blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, the drama follows the filmmakers as they set out to capture the testimony of one of the war’s most notorious Nazis.
Adolf Eichmann was put on trial in 1961, charged with executing the “final solution” and organising the murder of 6 million Jews.
The filming of his trial became the world’s first ever global documentary series and was the first time viewers worldwide heard about the horrors of the concentration camps directly from the victims.