ZDF Enterprises is set to co-produce Beyond the Myth: The SS Unveiled, a six-part documentary that explores the dark secrets of the Nazis’ elite forces and their key personalities.
Shedding new light on the objectives and methods of the SS, the series uncovers a surprising portrait of the organization. It delves into the annals of the SS to determine where the truths end and the myths begin, investigating the men behind it from a different and more personal perspective. Beyond the Myth: The SS Unveiled is produced by Cinecentrum for ZDF, zdf.info and global distributor ZDF Enterprises.
Beyond the Myth: The SS Unveiled features previously unpublished material, archive interviews, diaries, recordings, personal letters from perpetrators and victims. Over a dozen experts, including historians Moshe Zimmermann (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Richard J. Evans (Wolfson College, Cambridge) and Adam Tooze (Columbia University, New York) as well as Ben Ferencz, the last surviving co-prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, contribute to the series.
Ralf Rueckauer, VP of ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises, said: “This series on the SS is like no other. It is hard-hitting and honest and doesn’t shy away from exposing the horrific reality of Hitler’s most infamous unit.”