NOVA - Holocaust Escape Tunnel
In a powerful new film, Holocaust Escape Tunnel, NOVA reveals the dramatic discovery and shares incredible stories from the descendants of this unique group of Holocaust survivors.
Wednesday April 19th at 9 pm and Sunday April 23rd at 4 pm on PBS North
Wednesday April 19th at 11 pm and Friday April 21st at 7 am and 1 pm on PBS Explore
The documentary takes viewers on a scientific quest to unveil the secret history of Vilna and shed light on a nearly forgotten chapter of the Holocaust. In the heart of Lithuania, what is now a peaceful forest called Ponar was once Ground Zero for Hitler’s Final Solution. Here, before death camps and gas chambers, the Nazis shot as many as 100,000 people, mostly Jews, in systematic executions, and then hid the evidence of the mass murder.