The BEST episodes directed by Marvin J. Chomsky

The Road to Babi-Yar
24 votes

#1 - The Road to Babi-Yar

Holocaust - Season 1 - Episode 2

Inga is desperate to reunite with Karl, but her parents don't want to risk hiding her Jewish in-laws. Rudi runs away from their hiding place. Erik Dorf helps Heydrich plan and execute his Final Solution. Moses and Dr. Weiss are caught when the Nazis overrun Poland. Helena rescues Rudi from a patrol. Berta joins her husband in the Warsaw ghetto. Rudi and Helena escape to Russia.

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The Gathering Darkness
43 votes

#2 - The Gathering Darkness

Holocaust - Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1935 Berlin, the Weisses celebrate son Karl's marriage to Inga Helms. When Erik Dorf is unable to find work as a lawyer, wife Marta urges him to apply for a Nazi government job. Erik Dorf warns Dr. Weiss he should leave Germany. Karl is arrested and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, and Dr. Weiss is deported to Poland. Erik Dorf continues to advance in the Nazi hierarchy.

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The Saving Remnant
27 votes

#3 - The Saving Remnant

Holocaust - Season 1 - Episode 4

Erik Dorf complains to the other S.S. leaders that the executions of the Jews are not being efficiently done. An order is placed by Erik for Zyklon B (a lethal gas) for use at Auschwitz and other camps. Inga asks Muller to denounce her and have her sent to Karl at Theresienstadt. Felscher sells four of the secret drawings done by him, Frey and Karl, which depict the brutal conditions at Theresienstadt, to a Czech gendarme, which the S.S. get a hold of. Felscher, Frey and Karl are called in for questioning and then tortured, where Karl is the only one who survives and is told he is being sent to Auschwitz.

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The Final Solution
25 votes

#4 - The Final Solution

Holocaust - Season 1 - Episode 3

Rudi and Helena escape from a long procession of Jews being marched into Babi Yar. They are eventually rescued from a hayloft by a group of Jewish partisans. Erik Dorf attends a top-level Nazi conference in which Heydrich gives Hilter's orders of the final solution for all the Jews in Europe. Karl Weiss has been transferred to Theresienstadt concentration camp which the Germans use to display to the Red Cross officials and representatives of neutral countries that Jews are being treated kindly. Karl learns that his fellow artists in the camp are creating propaganda paintings by day while secretly drawing images of the brutal conditions of the camp by night.

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109 votes

#5 - Part VIII

Roots - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Civil War is over but night riders terrorize ex-slaves. By marking his clients' horseshoes, Tom identifies the raiders but endangers his own life. Chicken George, who fought for the Union, rejoins his family. He leads them to a new home in Tennessee.

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Part III
176 votes

#6 - Part III

Roots - Season 1 - Episode 3

In 1776, a nation fights for freedom - but not for all. Still driven by his memories as a Mandinka "fighting man," Kunta (now renamed Toby) escapes once more.

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Part IV
196 votes

#7 - Part IV

Roots - Season 1 - Episode 4

After Genelva's nighttime dalliance with Junta deflects suspicion so she can flee with her lover, Kunta forms a romantic attachment to the worldly-wise Bell, whom he marries.

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Day of the Dove
435 votes

#8 - Day of the Dove

Star Trek - Season 3 - Episode 7

When the Enterprise brings aboard Klingon prisoners, an alien entity pits both sides against each other in an ever-escalating struggle.

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And the Children Shall Lead
493 votes

#9 - And the Children Shall Lead

Star Trek - Season 3 - Episode 4

The Enterprise travels to a planet where the members of a scientific team appear to have killed themselves. Their orphaned children are brought back to the ship, where they begin exhibiting odd behavior.

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