Max Hoelz, an energetic and charismatic revolutionary hero of the communist movement in the Weimar Republic, is profiled in this documentary by director Günter Jordan.
In 1974, an auction takes place in Munich: items labelled "former property of Hermann Göring" are sold to benefit the post-war state.
A 74-year-old man is brought before a regional court in Dresden. The former high-up SS official is brought back to the scene of his crimes after more than 40 years.
In 1945, the artist Susanne Wallner (Hildegard Knef) returns to Berlin after spending three years in a concentration camp. Yet amid the ruins, she is filled with a renewed energy for life. When she arrives at her old apartment, she finds that Dr.
The legendary amber room, which King Frederick William I of Prussia gave as a gift to Peter the Great of Russian in 1716, was confiscated, dismantled and transported out of Königsberg (Kaliningrad) by the German military and has been missing since 1944.
Born in 1889, Albert Linnecke has been a teacher in the rural village of Rindtorf for 34 years. After serving in WWI, he begins to chronicle the events of the village in his diary.
Steffi Zinn's body is fished out of a lake. A week before, her husband was reported missing when he left the apartment after a fight and hadn't returned by morning. Police Captain Lohm is charged with the investigation but can't find any evidence of murder.
Working-class athlete Richard Bertram (Günther Simon) is a talented wrestler whose political beliefs get him into trouble. When his club is dissolved by the Nazis, Richard continues to wrestle in a middle-class club, using his position to support the resistance movement.
Jean-Paul Fontanon, a boy from Berlin who everyone calls "Jampoll," spends every summer in his grandparents' village. But this year, everything is different. Jampoll's grandfather appears upset and fearful of something, often disappearing into his room or writing things in a notebook.
This film was produced to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Soviet army's defeat of Nazi fascism. This victory ultimately allowed for democratic antifascist transformation and socialist revolution in East Germany.