Ordinary Men

Six million Jews were murdered during the Second World War. Three million died in the death camps, two million people were killed in systematic mass shootings. A fact that is hardly known today. The perpetrators were face to face with their victims. They shot men, women, children – day after day, obediently and assiduously, as if it were normal work.

Tens of thousands of Germans belonged to the mobile commandos of the Einsatzgruppen and police battalions.
Who were these men and how could they commit such crimes?

ClientZDFzeit, Netflix
Production CompanyBroadview TV
ProducerLeopold Hoesch
DirectorManfred Oldenburg
ScreenplayManfred Oldenburg
Camera (Doc Part)Jonas Julian Köck
EditorDirk Hergenhahn