A film by Willy Perelsztejn


CODENAME ASHCAN is the story of the confrontation between the former German Nazi leaders and their American interrogators. From the 8th May 1945 until the 10th August 1945, the main Nazi leaders were detained in the former Palace Hotel in Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxemburg. It was renamed ASHCAN by the Americans and transformed into an ephemeral and secret prison.

It is the story of the metamorphosis of Nazi leaders from mere prisoners of war with ill-defined status, to defendants of the worst crimes in human history. It is the unknown story of the unique work in questioning the main civilian and military leaders of the Third Reich: Hermann Goering, Karl Doenitz, Wilhelm Keitel, Robert Ley, Hans Frank, Julius Streicher, Franz von Papen, Walter Warlimont… before sending them to Nuremberg to bring them to justice.

ASHCAN was a secret US Army Intelligence operation. Our docu-fiction is based on the classified reports written by the American interrogators.

Director Willy Perelsztejn
Script Willy Perelsztejn, Uri Wesoly
Camera Carlo Thiel
Sound Carlo Thoss
Editing Ewin Ryckaert
Music André Mergenthaler
Producers Willy Perelsztejn, Viviane Thill, Philippe Sellier
Image Editing Studio Triangle7

88 minutes – HD Video – Stereo – Colour and Black & White

Produced by© Création et Mémoire (Belgium) and Nowhere Land Productions (Luxemburg)

With the support of Centre national de l’audiovisuel Luxembourg and Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium

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