A new documentary TV series for Israeli public broadcaster Kan will expose new information about Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of Nazi Germany’s Final Solution.
“Eichmann — The Devil Speaks” is the first project to emerge from a partnership recently inked between MGM and Israeli production company Tadmor Entertainment.
Eichmann went into hiding after the war, and was eventually abducted in Argentina by Israeli intelligence and put on trial in Jerusalem. Israel executed the top Nazi official by hanging in 1962 for his role in the mass murder of six million Jews.
While in hiding, Eichmann was recorded on tape by Nazi journalist Willem Sassen, bragging about his central role in creating the Final Solution. The original Sassen tapes weren’t recovered until recently, and will be divulged in the MGM-Tadmor series.
The series, created by director Yariv Mozer (“Ben Gurion, Epilogue”), is currently in production and will premiere in December 2021. Tadmor Entertainment’s Gideon Tadmor, Emilio Schenker and Michael Schmidt are serving as executive producers.
“We feel obligated to return to the legal drama that took place in 1961 and retell the story of the Holocaust to younger generations so that it will never be forgotten,” said Mozer. “Above all, it is essential to reiterate the lessons we learned from the Holocaust at a time when more and more people seem to have forgotten them.”
MGM is handling worldwide rights outside of Israel, hoping to sell the series to global buyers.
“’Eichmann — The Devil Speaks’ features never-before-seen interview footage of one of history’s most notorious war criminals and brings a new lens to the emotionally explosive trial that revealed him to the world,” said MGM/UA TV President Steve Stark. “We are honored to kick off our creative partnership with Tadmor Entertainment on this gripping and essential documentary series.”