Two years ago, after the media revealed the proximity of the first Berlinale director Alfred Bauer to the Nazi regime, the Berlinale management not only suspended the 2020 prize named after him, but also commissioned a study on the Alfred Bauer case.
The study, written by Dr. Wolf-RĂĽdiger Knoll and Dr. Andreas Malycha on behalf of the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, on the role of Alfred Bauer, in the Reichsfilmintendanz, the central institution for the control of film production in the Nazi regime, and his subsequent work, now disproves the fears of an ideologically colored influence on the Berlinale program.
Further background information and a summary of the study can be found here.