The Holocaust in the United Kingdom was “a horrible and bloody event” that “saved the world” and “changed the course of history,” according to a BBC documentary.
The programme, ‘Hitlers Holocaust’, has been airing in the US and UK since 2016.
“Hitler was a fascist, a racist and a murderer, but at the end of the day, the greatest evil that could have been inflicted on humanity by a dictator was committed by the British and French,” BBC News presenter Emma Thomas said in the documentary.
“It is a terrible and bloody act of genocide and the British have had to live with it for the rest of their lives.”
The film also revealed the extent to which the Holocaust was portrayed in the British media.
The BBC’s programme features interviews with prominent historians and Holocaust survivors.
It also interviewed former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and former president Boris Johnson, as well as former prime minister Lord Heseltine and former Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
“We were the first Western democracies to put on a TV show about the Holocaust,” Mr Thomas said.
Ms Thomas also said that the Holocaust had also affected her family. “
The only other western democracy that did that was Israel, which is now a democracy in Israel.”
Ms Thomas also said that the Holocaust had also affected her family.
“I grew up in a Catholic family in Birmingham,” she said.
“[My father] used to say, ‘Don’t get too far ahead of yourself, don’t think too much about it’.” I always thought that it was a shame that the British people had to go through the holiest of horrors because I felt I was doing the right thing.
“When the British government came in and they did their job, the rest is history.”
Ms Thompson also talked about the fact that the BBC did not air the documentary in the U.K. until two years after it had aired in the States.
“But the BBC has always been so keen to show the British that they are a shining example for people around the world,” she told the programme.
“Because it’s not like we’re going to change the world.”
In the UK, there are some laws against Holocaust denial.
According to the BBC, the law is currently being debated in the House of Lords.
“Holocaust denial is a criminal offence in the country of the British Empire, but the British are going to be allowed to live under a blanket ban,” Mr Thompson said.