The documentary Conspiracy? reveals a shocking truth about the aftermath of World War II. In 1945, after Allied Forces liberated German concentration camps, a military tribunal was formed at Nuremberg to prosecute Nazi war criminals. While some of the most dangerous were brought to justice, more than 4,000 former Nazis went on to work for the U.S. government in covert operations without the public’s knowledge.
One of these was Reinhard Gehlen, an intelligence officer with personal connections to Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler who was hired by the United States in 1947. Through interviews with historians and exposure of archival documents, this documentary brings to light details about how former Nazis were used as spies and informants against their former enemies – the Soviet Union – during the Cold War. The film also shows how those same people helped shape American foreign policy during that time period.
This powerful documentary offers insight into a little-known corner of history and shines a spotlight on unethical activities that occurred behind closed doors during one of the most tumultuous periods in modern history. If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating chapter in world history, we highly encourage you to watch Conspiracy?