With his hidden Leica camera, amateur photographer Walter Ballhause (1911-1991) documented the lives of unemployed workers in Hanover and the rise of the Nazis during the Great Depression. His striking black and white photos were subsequently forgotten and only rediscovered in the 1970s.
A story spanning three generations, from 1871 to 1945. When Gustav Wengler, a farmer’s son, returns from the Franco-German war in 1871, he goes to work for a precision mechanics and optical company, where he soon becomes a master craftsman.
Martin and his friend Kathrin find their youth abruptly ended in March 1920, when their village is drawn into the events surrounding the reactionary Kapp Putsch.
Ten days in the life of socialist politician Clara Zetkin. In August 1932, she is summoned from Archangelskoje near Moskow to open the new legislative session because at seventy-five, she is the oldest representative in the German Reichstag.