History 52'


In 2016, an album containing over 250 previously unpublished photos of Nazi officials was unearthed from a dusty cupboard in the American West.


News of this surprising discovery soon reached Dr. Stefan Hördler, one of the world’s leading experts on Nazi history. As he paged through the album, Hördler immediately knew that he held an exceptional expose in his hands. Snapped between 1928 and 1943, these photos revealed the meteoric rise of a young Hitlerite group in the Nazi concentration camps.


Who were these young men – and what was their role in the horrific crimes committed by the Nazi regime?


After 5 years, Dr. Hördler has meticulously analyzed the details in these photos to reconstruct the insane path of this radicalized group to the point where they became killing machines. This incredible investigation reveals a previously unknown part of the camps and will challenge our current assumptions about the origins of the entire Nazi concentration camp system.

Direction: Barbara Necek & Susann Reich

Production: ZED & Spiegel TV for France Télévisions & MDR

Delivery: Fall 2024

Languages: French, English

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