Disney+ series ‘German House’ shooting in Poland

By | October 28, 2022

Disney+ has developed “German House,” a drama about a young interpreter who is confronted with the shocking truth of the Holocaust while working on the first Auschwitz trial in 1963, as its next German original.

The five-episode miniseries is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by author Annette Hess, who wrote the screenplay and serves as showrunner.

Shooting on “German House” has been underway in Poland since late August and will continue until mid-December. Isa Prahl (“Westwall”) and Randa Chahood (“Deutschland 89”) serve as directors.

The series produced by Gaumont Germany sees her protagonist find her own familial entanglement in the darkness of German history as she uncovers the horrific crimes, suffering and guilt suppressed during Germany’s economic miracle.

The cast includes Katrina Stark (“Tatort”), Anke Engelke, Iris Berben, (“Krupp”), Hans-Jochen Wagner with her father Ludwig and Ricarda Seyfried (“The Winter’s Tale”).

The book “German House” has sold more than 700,000 copies in 33 countries.

“We’re taking on the great challenge of telling the story of the trial of the century in an emotional but nonsensical way,” Hess said in a statement.

According to the author and showrunner, in the early 1960s, unsuspecting or hypocritical Germans and the world learned, for the first time, from the mouths of hundreds of witnesses, what was described as the greatest crime of humanity. Always in the words of Auschwitz. This trial was the first chapter in the process of coming to terms with the past, which continues and must continue today. We must never forget!”

“When I read Annette’s novel in 2018, I was both touched and captivated and immediately started thinking about a film adaptation,” said producer Sabine de Mart.

“The unique perspective of the young protagonist gives us an interesting perspective on the precipice of our own history and how we deal with it, which has not yet been told in this way in German fiction,” she added.

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