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New ZDF documentary ferrets out WWII profiteers in “Nazis in the CIA”

Long-kept secrets finally revealed - Worldwide distribution through ZDF Enterprises

Mainz, 26th June 2013.

They tortured and killed on an unimaginable scale, yet survived WWII: many Nazi war criminals fled before the Allied troops, many slinked off to a new life in South America. But the truth is, the Allies were less interested in morality and justice than in staving off the advance of communism, as represented by the Soviet Union.

The CIA recruited many former Nazis and Italian fascists as agents for their worldwide operations against communism. Financing part of this was the officially lost gold of the “Third Reich.” But how far did the cooperation between the CIA and the Nazi butchers really go?

In the new documentary “Nazis in the CIA” (1 x 52’ HD), Florian Hartung and Dirk Pohlmann (Israel and the Bomb) have reconstructed a previously unknown dimension of the collaboration between Nazis and the CIA in the Cold War. Drawing upon recently released documents, the film exposes for the first time a perfidious, worldwide net that reaches deep into the power structures of the Federal Republic of Germany. Lending their authority to the fact-finders’ mission are high-ranking statesmen, journalists and historians.

“Nazis in the CIA” is produced by Februar Film GmbH in association with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises and ARTE. Worldwide distribution rights are handled by ZDF Enterprises.

Registered B2B-users can watch the full-length program in ZDF Enterprises' Online Screening at:


About ZDF Enterprises
Founded in 1993, ZDF Enterprises GmbH is the wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of ZDF German Television Network, one of Europe's largest and most respected broadcasters. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the development, production and global distribution of quality original programming. The company is also responsible for all program acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast program library ranks as the largest in the German language. The extensive catalogue includes television movies and mini-series, drama series and comedies, documentaries, family entertainment and children's programming. ZDF Enterprises also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities based on its high-profile programs, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its program properties in all key product categories. Committed to the future, ZDF Enterprises has embarked on numerous New Media initiatives, ranging from opportunities within the burgeoning e-commerce industry to the creation of themed edutainment dimensions featuring the recognized program brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications), Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, tel.: +49 6131-9911130, fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail:,


Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany