How did the devastating, albeit too round number of 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust become so profoundly embedded in our minds? In his new documentary Israeli filmmaker David Fisher dares to try and recount.
Six million. This number has been present in our lives now for over seven decades. It is always there hovering above us – an inseparable part of our historical memory, permanently weighing upon the collective subconscious of this place. How could it be otherwise, really? The Nazi death machine in World War II was so industrialized and focused and meticulously planned that it still defies comprehension, and maybe only such a vast and incomprehensible number like six million can echo it, can convey the very idea of it to the masses.
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