A German Career: Looking Back at Our Century
(Eine deutsche Karriere – Rückblicke auf unser Jahrhundert)
Eine deutsche Karriere – Rückblicke auf unser Jahrhundert © DEFA-Stiftung, Heinz Wenzel
|(Hemmerling) Gass, Christel|
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films|
This biography of Karl Dönitz begins with his birth in 1891, details his youth in Berlin, his career in the military, and his advancement within the Nazi Party, leading to his conviction in the Nürnberg trials and his death in 1980. His story is one of a relentless man, who constantly fought for power and clawed his way to the top—eventually becoming Hitler's successor.
This compilation documentary features historical records, speeches, and images of battle.