The Germans II

Episode 2: Frederick II and the Crusade

Part 2 portrays one of the most unusual rulers of the middle ages. Even contemporaries referred to him as the “wonder of the world”. A man who travelled the Occident and the Orient. As German king and Roman emperor, Frederick of Hohenstaufen came into conflict with the pope. Avoiding bloodshed, he succeeded in winning back Jerusalem for the Christians.


WRITER: Christian Feyerabend, Daniel Sich      DIRECTOR (SCE.): Christian Twente, Michael Löseke     DIRECTOR (DOC.): Judith Voelker, Robert Wiezorek     CAMERA (SCE.): Torbjörn Karvang, Thomas Bianga, Marc Riemer CAMERA (DOC.): Ralf Grabowski, Tobias Akly     EDITOR: Timothy McLeish, Nick Cimbollek      MUSIC: Paul Rabiger COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Stefan Brauburger (ZDF), Georg Graffe (ZDF)