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NOVA; Nazi Designers of the Death


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Nazi Designers of the Death
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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German archives recently opened to Western scholars yield the files seized when the Red Army liberated the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. The program takes a detailed look at engineers' drawings -- and the men who made them -- as they laid the plans for genocide.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Nazi Designers of the Death,” 12/07/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_63FFE82803F34B1CBF429ED18663D782.
MLA: “NOVA; Nazi Designers of the Death.” 12/07/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_63FFE82803F34B1CBF429ED18663D782>.
APA: NOVA; Nazi Designers of the Death. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_63FFE82803F34B1CBF429ED18663D782
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