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Title As It Happened: Living With The Enemy: Culprits And Victims - Ep 3 Of 4 / Director: Haentjes, Mathias
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 min. 55 sec.) ; 314721248 bytes
Summary When the Allies took control of Germany in 1945, occupiers and occupied were forced to coexist while the world was remade. This is the story of the years between the end of World War II and the founding of the two German states. 1945 to 1949 proved to be a decisive period for both Germany and the occupying forces. It was a period of reciprocal impressions and experience for both occupiers and occupied and a period that still fundamentally shapes personal fates, families, the economy, the arts and geopolitics. Combining carefully selected eyewitness accounts from occupiers and occupied alike, Living with the Enemy creates a new, exciting and differentiated view of the time and shows that these years not only helped shape present-day Germany, but also had a profound effect on the rest of the world. Culprits and VictimsAfter the war, the symbols of Nazi power were destroyed, leading Nazis were tried and imprisoned or executed. The arduous and time-consuming process of de-nazification (filling out detailed questionnaires to establish one's innocence or guilt) affected the whole adult population. After some time, the Military Government handed this process over to the Germans themselves. The occupiers realised that it was time to create a new Germany by focusing on the children and young people, re-educating them and showing them that there was another way. (From Germany, in English, German and Russian, English subtitles) (Documentary Series) (Part 3 of 4) PG CC WS
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-08-27 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Community development -- Social aspects.
Education and state -- Social aspects.
Freedom of the press.
Law, Germanic.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
War stories, German.
Form Streaming video
Author Abrahamsohn, Rolf, contributor
Chernenko, Mikhail, contributor
Haentjes, Mathias, director
Henshaw, Harry, contributor
Kerzel, Joachim, cast
Mater, Gene, contributor
Wolfe, Robert, contributor