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Discovery picks ups WWII docuseries from Prime Entertainment Group

Discovery Communications has picked up the docuseries Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads from L.A. and Paris distributor and producer Prime Entertainment Group. The series (4 x 52) will air on Discovery’s American Heroes ...
April 26, 2017

Discovery Communications has picked up the docuseries Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads from L.A. and Paris distributor and producer Prime Entertainment Group.

The series (4 x 52) will air on Discovery’s American Heroes channel in North America

It reveals the “Holocaust by bullets” — a barely known mass massacre at the start of WWII, where nearly two million men, women and children were shot to death by Einsatzgruppen firing squads — mobile execution units — in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.

Einsatzgruppen has aired on channels such as France 2 in France, Polsat in Poland, Societe Radio Canada and Netflix.

Prime Entertainment Group’s signed recently several deals within the U.S. with Sony Axn, AMC Sundance, Reelz or NatGeo who recently acquired their documentary Those on the Other Side.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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