The Eichmann Show: Twitter reactions to 'powerful and important' Holocaust trial drama

Viewers thanked the BBC for tackling a difficult but important subject

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The Independent Culture

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.


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.