The Counterfeiters

It was the largest counterfeiting operation in history. Long after the Second World War ended, many fake British pound notes made by Germans in a camp in Sachsenhausen remained in circulation. The counterfeit money was to be found in the former occupied countries, in the Mediterranean, in Latin America and even in the British Empire. It wasn’t until 2003 that the Bank of England admitted to what extent the counterfeit notes had been in circulation.

Broadcast date:27. Januar 2013 um 23:35 Uhr im ZDF
Length:45 Minuten
Written and directed by:Ute Bönnen, Gerald Endres
Editorial advisor:Annette Tewes, ZDF (Leitung), Johanna Kaack, ZDF
Production:Jörn Stiefermann
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Executive producer:Hartmut Klenke
Filming location:Berlin, Prag, Mauthausen, Sachsenhausen, Dassel