"The Devil's Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes" - U.S. Streaming Rights acquired by Amazon
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The Lost Eichmann Tapes, a three-part docuseries presented by MGM Television and SIPUR, in association with Kan 11, Toluca Pictures, and Alice Communications, that brings to light the audio recordings of Adolf Eichmann detailing his role as one of the leading perpetrators behind the Holocaust's "Final Solution." The docuseries is available to stream now on Prime Video in the U.S. only.
The Devil's Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes features 28 hours of taped interviews - long believed to be lost - with Nazi SS officer Adolf Eichmann, recorded in 1957 while he was in hiding in Argentina. In the interviews, conducted by Nazi journalist Willem Sassen, Eichmann confesses to his own role in the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish population of Europe as an architect of the Holocaust. When Eichmann was captured and taken to Israel, written transcripts from the interviews were sold to LIFE magazine and published. In 1961, the District Court of Jerusalem tried Eichmann, and the tapes became a focus of the trial. Chief prosecutor Gideon Hausner presented the transcripts as evidence, but because powerful forces had an interest to keep the tapes hidden, he was unable to present the audio, giving Eichmann the opportunity to deny his role in the Holocaust. Recently, the original tapes were rediscovered in the Bundesarchiv, Germany's national archives, and access was granted to make The Devil's Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes. Nazis have always denied their participation in the Holocaust and now, for the first time, we can hear Eichmann's chilling confession to his crimes against humanity.
"We're honored to work with MGM Television and SIPUR to bring The Devil's Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes to our US Prime Video customers," said Vernon Sanders, head of global television for Amazon Studios. "This riveting and important documentary series reminds us how the atrocities of the past should never be forgotten."
The docuseries includes interviews from Holocaust survivors, key witnesses at the Eichmann trial, historians, and experts on the Holocaust.
The Devil's Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes is written and directed by Yariv Mozer. Steve Stark (Toluca Pictures), Guilhad Emilio Schenker, Gideon Tadmor, Eldad Koblenz, Tal Fraifeld, Gili Gaon, Michael Peter Schmidt, Russ McCarroll serve as executive producers, alongside producer Kobi Sitt. The docuseries was also produced by Toluca Pictures and Alice Communications in association with Kan 11, the country's public broadcaster, and is distributed by MGM.
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February 1, 2023 4:46am ET by Prime Video