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Hostages of the SS

April 1945. In a dramatic operation the SS transports 139 special prisoners, and kin of the prisoners, into the Alps. The plan: to use the prisoners as bargaining chips in possible negotiations with the Allies. During the journey a number of prisoners plan their escape and experience six days between liberty and death, their fates in the hands of ruthless and increasingly nervous criminals. But the hostages band together and turn the tables with a clever ploy: they call in the Wehrmacht to aid them…

Show Info

Network: France Arte (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Tuesdays (50 min)
Status: Ended
Language: French
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Drama War History
Episodes ordered: 2 episodes

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x02: On a Razor's EdgeApr 7, 2015
1x01: Journey Into the UnknownApr 7, 2015
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Also known as:
  • Wir Geiseln der SS (Germany Germany)
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