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The Russians Are Coming

  Heiner Carow’s semi-autobiographical film was not approved for final production. Officials argued it focused on an ordinary Nazi follower, rather than an antifascist hero, and that it was “contaminated with modernism.” The film, which includes clips from the Nazi propaganda film Kolberg (1945), was finally reconstructed and released in...

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No Farewell – Just Go

During the summer of 1989, large numbers of East Germans emigrated illegally via Hungary. Two weeks before the opening of the Berlin Wall, DEFA filmmakers met with three families in a Bavarian immigrant camp and interviewed them about their personal histories, their emotional state and ability to adapt to their new situation and the...