Käthe Kollwitz (Jutta Wachowiak) is 47 years old and already a well-established artist in Germany and abroad when Peter, her youngest son, volunteers to join the German army in WWI and gets killed two weeks later. This painful tragedy changes Kollwitz’s life and art forever.
This documentary tells the story of the Red Orchestra, one of the most important German anti-Nazi resistance groups. Named by German counterintelligence, the group was centered around Harro Schulze-Boysen and Arvid Harnack and included members from different social and religious backgrou
When the Nazis took power, the Jewish artist Leo Haas (1901-1983) was arrested in his Czechoslovakian hometown. He spent the next six years in different concentration camps and became known for the paintings he did in the Theresienstadt camp.
Berlin, early 1930s. Lissy (Sonja Sutter), a young woman raised in a socialist working-class family, marries a clerk who promises her a better life. During the depression, however, he gets fired and can’t find a new job.
August 24, 1937: a day in the life of expressionist sculptor and author Ernst Barlach (Fred Düren). Barlach lives in the small town of Güstrow, keeping to himself and wanting to steer clear of politics.
Brothers Wieland Herzfelde and John Heartfield tell the story of their publishing house, Malik, which specialized in avant-garde art and leftist literature. All Malik titles were confiscated by the Nazis and included in the infamous 1933 book burning.
In a Russian POW camp, four Germans determined to end WWII change into Red Army uniforms. Are they patriots or traitors, heroes or opportunists? Although they go to the frontlines, their new Russian comrades are initially unsure whether to trust them.
A top administrator in the Federal German armed forces measures the machinery of murder at Auschwitz according to the effiency principle and deems it a triumph.
Carpenter Tillmann Rutenschneider has been on the road for years, but in 1932, he finally arrives back in his home village with a foreign wife. The couple build a home together and start a family, but it isn't long before they fall victim to the new Race Laws.
The film spans a ten-year period starting in 1933. Celebrated German film and theater actor Hans Wieland marries the Jewish actress Elisabeth Maurer. As Nazi anti-Semitic policies increasingly infringe on their lives, they struggle to survive.