Controversial Dox

Tito's Murder Squads

Philipp Grüll, Frank Hofmann
Screening time  
26.02. / Thursday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
Directors explore a theme pretty familiar to the Croatian public: the elimination of Croatian immigrants in Germany, with a special focus on the murder of Stjepan Đureković and the consequential trial of Josip Perković and Zdravko Mustač.

They are among the longest unsolved murders in Germany: Up until the fall of the Berlin Wall, around 30 opponents of the Yugoslav regime were killed in the Federal Republic. Most of them were exiled Croats. The assassination orders came from Belgrade. For years, German investigators searched for the murderers and the people behind them. One of the masterminds was Josip Perkovic. German prosecutors believe the former high-level intelligence agent was responsible for the murder of Stjepan Djurekovic over 30 years ago. Now Perkovic has been indicted in Munich. Philipp Grüll and Frank Hofmann have been looking into this and many other cases. The result is a documentary as exciting as a thriller by John le Carré.


Philipp Grüll

Philipp Grüll was born in 1982 in Straubing (Bavaria) and studied communication science, politics and law in Munich and Venice. Since 2010 he works as a reporter of the public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR).


Frank Hofmann

Frank Hofmann studied history and foreign affairs at Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Sorbonne in Paris. During the 1990's, he was an international member of ARKzin, the newspaper of Croatia's Anti War Campaign. He has covered intensively the last year of war in Bosnia. From 2006 to 2011 he was working as a Europe Correspondent for the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

General sponsor

Mord in Titos Namen - Geheime Killerkommandos in Deutschland

2014, 45'

Directed by:
Philipp Grüll, Frank Hofmann

Tobias Henkenhaf, Birgit Kruschwitz, Darko Mardesić

Edited by:
Michael Auer

Andreas Bachmann, Arno Hefner

Produced by:
Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutsche Welle