The Wehrmacht (2007): S01E03 – The Crimes


The Wehrmacht (German: Die Wehrmacht – Eine Bilanz) is a five-part documentary that provides differentiated answers on the Wehrmacht role in the World War II based on the latest historical and comprehensive investigative research, bringing many new facts to light, among them documents proving for the first time ever, what many among the officers actually thought from Trent Park operation archives.


For decades, the image of a “clean Wehrmacht” shaped the memory of the Second World War. Former military leaders tried to blame the SS for the murder alone. It is now clear: the list of Wehrmacht crimes is long. The Wehrmacht was also involved in the murder of the Jews. The generals bore a great deal of responsibility, and they almost never used their considerable leeway to curb injustice and violence.

The Wehrmacht Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Wehrmacht here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 November 2007.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: Germany.
  • Language: German.

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