SynopsisIn the essay film HAMMERBROOK BLUES Louis Fried goes in search of traces in the
Hamburg district of Hammerbrook.
This area was completely destroyed 1943 during the so called 'Hamburg Firestorm' caused by fierce Allied bombings, in which the author's grandfather lost his entire former family. Afterwards, the district was sealed off and prisoners from a nearby concentration camp had to salvage rubble and corpses, reminding the author of his other grandfather, who had to do forced labor in a concentration subcamp in Thuringia.
The film interweaves historical aspects of this urban area and its development with the author's family history.