Verschwörung gegen die Republik

Das Attentat auf Matthias Erzberger
Der Mord an Walther Rathenau

TV-Documentary – 2 x 45 min.

Writer / Director: Heinrich Billstein
Camera: Reinhold Vorschneider
Commissioning Editor: Susanne Spröer (WDR), Meggy Steffens (BR)

Production year: 2007
Broadcasted: January 12 and 19 2009

In co-production with RossPointFilm by order of WDR and BR

The documentary „Verschwörung gegen die Republik“ analyzes in two parts the storys and backgrounds of the murders of Matthias Erzberger 1921 and Walther Rathenau 1922. The victims and their assassins are portrayed with their political motives and views. With the means of scenic reconstruction the events leading to the assassinations, their executions and also the capture of the murderers become comprehendible for the audience.