Inferno: Letters from Auschwitz

Exclusive first-hand accounts of the people who made the death factory "work"

Mysterious memos were discovered buried on the grounds at Auschwitz, the death camp where millions of Jews perished during World War II. The memos were hitherto illegible, heavily blurred by the elements. Now, digital technology is shedding light on their contents. The memos were left by the sonderkommandos, prisoners given the task of leading their fellow prisoners to the gas chambers, and disposing of the bodies afterwards. Their first-hand accounts reveal not only a harrowing experience, but just how death by gas chamber was systemized. An NHK exclusive.