New Holo­caust footage from Rus­sia

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THE His­tory Chan­nel (DStv chan­nel 186) will be screen­ing a spe­cial doc­u­men­tary that takes a closer look at the per­se­cu­tion of Jews by mem­bers of the Nazi regime based on the east­ern front in the World War 2.

Air­ing at 8.05 pm tomorrow night, on the eve of the an­niver­sary of the lib­er­a­tion of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, in 1945, The Un­seen Holo­caust re­veals pre­vi­ously un­seen ev­i­dence of the mass slaugh­ter of Soviet and Pol­ish Jews.

In the for­mer USSR, reams of footage and doc­u­men­ta­tion re­gard­ing the events of the Holo­caust were stored in vaults and boxes. Re­cently, film his­to­rian and au­thor Dr Jeremy Hicks was given un­prece­dented ac­cess to the Rus­sian State Film Ar­chive and dur­ing the course of his re­search found footage never be­fore seen on tele­vi­sion, in­clud­ing footage of the 1941 mas­sacre at Babi Yar, Kiev, where the Nazis shot and killed 33 000 Jewish peo­ple in two days.

Us­ing this, and newly dis­cov­ered footage of the Nazi geno­cide at Kerch, Hicks ex­am­ines how the atroc­i­ties in the east acted as the test­ing ground for the in­dus­trial slaugh­ter at Auschwitz and other camps that have since be­come syn­ony­mous with the Nazi geno­cide.

On Mzansi Magic (DStv chan­nel 161), view­ers can watch The Road to Miss SA at 5.30 pm on Sun­days, start­ing tomorrow night.

In episode one, pre­sen­ter Elana Afrika in­ter­views a host of for­mer Miss South Africa ti­tle­hold­ers, in­clud­ing Melinda Bam, Cindy Nell, Baset­sane Ku­malo, Ker­ish­nie Naiker and cur­rent Miss SA Mar­i­lyn Ramos.

The cam­eras then visit the Jo­han­nes­burg and Cape Town re­gional fi­nals where we meet the ner­vous en­trants and hear how they feel about tak­ing part in the pageant.

They will be out to im­press the 2014 judges: ra­dio and TV per­son­al­ity Anele Mdoda, in­ter­na­tional DJ and record­ing artist Nkosi­nathi In­no­cent Ma­phumelo, (aka DJ Black Cof­fee), and mag­a­zine ed­i­tor and style icon Pn­ina Fen­ster.

There is also plenty of ac­tion on Sur­vivor South Africa: Cham­pi­ons on M­Net

Jean, at 5.30 pm tomorrow. Last week, Mark Fish’s Utara tribe won the first im­mu­nity chal­lenge when mus­cle­man Solly se­cured his team’s vic­tory in a fe­ro­cious neck­and­neck bat­tle. That means Corne Krige’s Se­la­tan have to go to tribal coun­cil. Who will be the first Se­la­tan cast­away to be sent home?

OTHER HIGH­LIGHTS THIS WEEKEND: TOMORROW • — SABC3, 6 pm: Kate Hum­ble and a team of 30 top nat­u­ral­his­tory film­mak­ers and deep­wa­ter ma­rine bi­ol­o­gists set sail on an ad­ven­ture across the Pa­cific. • — BBC Life­style (DStv chan­nel 174), 9 pm: The se­ries gives an insight into the lives of trav­eller girls, from their first DIS­CLAIMER: All tele­vi­sion pro­gramme in­for­ma­tion pub­lished in the Weekend Wit­ness is cor­rect at the time of go­ing to press. • arts@wit­ness.co.za

I Am Brit­ney holy com­mu­nion to the rules of courtship, a hen night, and, of course, the big day it­self. • — E! En­ter­tain­ment Tele­vi­sion (Dstv chan­nel 124), 11 pm: An in­ti­mate look at Brit­ney Spears, one of the most over­ex­posed yet un­der­re­vealed stars of to­day, as she faces one of her big­gest chal­lenges while fin­ish­ing her al­bum, shoot­ing videos, do­ing press in­ter­views and be­ing a mum. •

— E! En­ter­tain­ment Tele­vi­sion (DStv chan­nel), 1 am: E! takes you right to the heart of the ex­cite­ment at the 2014 Grammy Awards. — Arts Ed­i­tor.

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Fans of Brit­ney Spears can’t af­ford to miss the doc­u­men­tary on E! En­ter­tain­ment Tele­vi­sion tomorrow.

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