The Year 1945

(Das Jahr 1945)

GDR, 1984, 90 min, b&w
In German; no subtitles
Credits:
Director
Editor
Camera
Music (Score)

Synopsis

This documentary, made in honor of the the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Germany from Hitler's fascism, records a chronological account of the final 128 days of World War II in Europe. War tactics, concentration camps, Nazi speeches, the destruction of cities, the arrival of the Red Army, and the first few days of peace are all depicted through the use of original historical footage.

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