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Holocaust Wins at the Emmys

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/up_front/article/holocaust_wins_at_the_emmys_20011109

Three television dramas with Holocaust themes won top honors in their categories at Sunday night's 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award ceremony, proving once again the lasting impact of the Nazi horror in our popular culture. "Anne Frank" on ABC was named best miniseries for its powerful, four-hour long exploration of Anne's life, from her happy school days, through her two years in hiding during which she wrote her famous diary, and her final days at Bergen-Belsen. "Conspiracy," a dramatic reenactment of the 1942 Wansee Conference, which drew up the blueprint for the Nazi extermination of European Jewry, won two awards for HBO: one for actor Kenneth Branagh, who portrayed SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, and the other for Loring Mandel, who wrote the script. Brian Cox, in the role of Field Marshall Hermann Goering, won supporting actor honors for the TNT miniseries "Nuremberg," a dramatization of the 1945-46 trial of top Nazi war criminals.

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