YMMV / Holocaust

  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: In the West, the TV Series was seen as a dated production by the time Schindler's List and Shoah came out ten years later, but in Germany, it was regarded as a sensation and an event and made many German people explore the traumatic period and their historical responsibility.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Dorf crosses this when he has Karl tortured.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Meryl Streep, James Woods, and Michael Moriarty are the main stars of the mini-series, with Streep in particular filming the mini-series as the project she did before doing Kramer vs. Kramer, which launched her career.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The series was criticized when it was first announced and many critics were appalled at the thought of a TV network doing a mini-series about the Holocaust. The producers countered by saying that this was something that should be told to the public, because of the fact that the sheer horror of the holocaust was such that we cannot forget it so that we can ensure it never happens again...