a film by Christoph Hübner, Gabriele Voss


2017 | 110:00 min

Formal Categories

History Society Human Rights Politics

Content Categories

70 years after the end of the war in Germany. They say post-war generations bear no blame, but they bear responsibility. Responsibility for ensuring something like this never happens again. But what does that mean?

Seventy years after the end of the war, we have a reached a junction in Germany – at least as far as the history of the war and Nazi period is concerned. Contemporary witnesses are dying out, but history lives on – as a legacy shared by generations and as the past that is part of each and every one of us. They say post-war generations bear no blame, but they bear responsibility. Responsibility for making sure something like this does not happen again. But what does that mean exactly? The film focuses on people who were born after the war, the second and third generation. Their fathers and grandfathers were perpetrators, sympathisers or even victims. They are all concerned with their legacy, professionally or through the history of their own family. They are therapists, historians, film-makers, state prosecutors, teachers, artists – and all of them the children and grandchildren of the generation of perpetrators and victims. Will they succeed in teaching future generations about the responsibility of history? A film about the topicality and relevance of the past.
Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended’
DOK Leipzig 2017
15th dokumentarfilmwoche hamburg 2018
DOK.fest Munich
Cast and Crew
  • Director Christoph Hübner, Gabriele Voss
  • Director of Photography Christoph Hübner
  • Editor Gabriele Voss, Stefan Korte
Production Company
Dasselstr. 75-77, 50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 16819743

Links / Reference
Menu Icon Menu Icon Arrow Icon Arrow Icon Plus Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Minus Icon HFF Logo HFF Logo