Ashcan: The Secret Prison
Ashcan tells the story of the secret prison where the main Nazi leaders were incarcerated following the Allied victory on 8 May 1945. This is the untold story of what took place at Ashcan, the codename for the prison placed under US authority at Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, where top Nazi leaders such as Hermann Göring, Karl Dönitz, Wilhelm Keitel, Alfred Rosenberg, Robert Ley, Hans Frank, Julius Streicher, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Lutz von Krosigk, Franz von Papen and others would be detained and interrogated. The Allies had won the Second World War, but they knew almost nothing of the Nazi regime that had bathed Europe in fire and blood. Seeking to understand it, they gathered the civilian and military leaders of their conquered foe together in the same place. The film immerses the audience in the heart of US military intelligence. Foregoing any use of force or torture, a handful of young American officers obtained extraordinary information about the conquered regime from some of the worst criminals against humanity.