Nazi Secret Report Reveals 'Derrick' Actor Was SS Member

He was known far beyond Germany's borders for his portrayal of Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick on television. On Friday, information emerged suggesting actor Horst Tappert served as a member of the notorious Waffen-SS and hid the fact for years.
A 1993 archive photo of actor Horst Tappert playing the role of Stephan Derrick

A 1993 archive photo of actor Horst Tappert playing the role of Stephan Derrick

Foto: Istvan Bajzat/ picture-alliance/ dpa
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