HISTORY

  • GÖRING’S CARINHALL

    GÖRING’S CARINHALL

    In 1933, Herman Göring created his very own realm, a lavishly designed hunting lodge – Carinhall – not far from Berlin. We take a closer look at the history of this mysterious place. The second man in the Third Reich created his very own realm „for eternity“ not far from Berlin. Built in 1933 at public expense, Hermann Göring had the hunting lodge lavishly designed in the style of a Swedish log cabin, which he called Carinhall after his first […]

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  • THE CRIMEA THROUGH THE AGES

    THE CRIMEA THROUGH THE AGES

    The film introduces towns and regions in the Crimea, looks back at the peninsula’s eventful past and explains the current situation from a historical perspective. In March 2014, the Crimea became part of the Russian Federation once again. An internationally disputed referendum led to the reunification of the Crimea and Russia. For thousands of years, the Crimean peninsula has been home to numerous peoples who have all left their mark on the region. Various sites bear testimony to this past […]

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  • CRIME NOVELS AND THE THIRD REICH

    CRIME NOVELS AND THE THIRD REICH

    Dominique Manotti, Philip Kerr and Volker Kutscher write successful crime novels about an era that has never before been the subject of crime fiction: the Third Reich. They have written crime novels about an era that until now has rarely been the subject of crime fiction: the Third Reich, itself the cause of inconceivable crimes and atrocities. Dominique Manotti, Philip Kerr and Volker Kutscher have broken an unspoken German rule that the Third Reich should not be the subject of […]

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  • JEFF CARNEY – US AIRMAN TURNED STASI SPY

    JEFF CARNEY – US AIRMAN TURNED STASI SPY

    The young NSA intelligence specialist Jeffrey Carney, who is stationed in West Berlin, suddenly becomes the Eastern Bloc’s most important agent. An unprecedented story of betrayal set against the Cold War. In April 1991, an East Berlin man was kidnapped by US secret service agents. After being interrogated, „Jens Karney“ was flown to the USA and sentenced to 38 years imprisonment… Almost exactly 30 years before Edward Snowden turned his back on the NSA, fellow countryman, then Jeffrey Carney, did […]

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  • NERO: PLEA FOR A MONSTER

    NERO: PLEA FOR A MONSTER

    Emperor Nero is still regarded as the epitome of the evil and crazy tyrant. But was he really guilty of all the crimes he was accused of? A dramatically presented historical investigation. The name Nero is still synonymous today with the character of the cruel and crazy dictator. The emperor who ruled over Rome from 54 to 68 AD is mentioned in the same breath as the most horrendous crimes in history. For a long time, he was considered a […]

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  • THE VIETNAM WAR – A WOMEN’S VICTORY

    THE VIETNAM WAR – A WOMEN’S VICTORY

        Without them, victory over the Americans would have been impossible: for about 40 years, it was virtually unknown that half of all soldiers in the Vietnam War were women. We tell their story for the first time. Nearly half of the soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War were women, but to this day little is known about their role in the conflict. Behind the wheel of military trucks, women drivers on the Ho Chi Minh trail risked their […]

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  • THE RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS – RESCUING JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST

    THE RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS – RESCUING JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST

    „Whoever saves a life is considered as if he saved an entire world,“ says the Talmud. We tell stories of people from Poland, the Netherlands and Germany who helped Jews in World War even though they were putting their own lives at risk. Wherever there were Nazis who disenfranchised and persecuted Jews, there were also people who came to the aid of their Jewish neighbours. They were few, but nonetheless they were there. Unlike most, these people did not turn […]

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  • ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK, 60 AD

    ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK, 60 AD

    In 60 AD, Paul the Apostle survived a shipwreck. The location of the wreck was the subject of much controversy until, 2000 years later, a diver discovered an ancient anchor off the coast of Malta… Thirty years after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Paul the Apostle and 275 men astonishingly survived their ship being wrecked in a violent storm on their journey to Rome. About 2000 years later, a Maltese scuba diver discovers an ancient Roman anchor with the Egyptian gods […]

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  • FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

    FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

    An adventurous scientific experiment: European archaeologists and trackers from the Kalahari Desert work side by side to make sense of mysterious footprints left by humans during the last Ice Age. This documentary follows a unique archaeological experiment which studies tracks left by our ancient ancestors during the last Ice Age in caves in southwest France: along with their cave paintings, these early Europeans also left us the imprints of their bare feet, heels and toes. The scientists face the challenge […]

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  • LUTHER’S CRIME

    LUTHER’S CRIME

    2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his Ninety-Five Theses to the doors of the Castle Church of Wittenberg, Germany. Join us on a journey back to the mysterious events that took place 500 years ago! When Martin Luther protested to his superiors against the sale of indulgences in 1517 by publishing his sensational Ninety-Five Theses, he was just an unimportant monk in Germany, where both geopolitically and economically he was on the margins of world events. […]

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  • JUNIOR AND THE SWAN

    JUNIOR AND THE SWAN

    Almost ten years after the fall of the Wall, three US citizens are convicted of spying for East Germany. What motivation did these three agents have, and why did they believe they were fighting for a just cause? October 1998. In the last Cold War spy trial, three US citizens were convicted of working as agents for East Germany: Kurt Stand („Junior“), his wife Theresa Squillacote („Swan“), and James Clark („the Professor“). The verdict ended their long careers as „Kundschafter“. […]

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  • STALIN’S DEATH – THE END OF AN ERA

    STALIN’S DEATH – THE END OF AN ERA

    Stalin’s death marked a unique historical turning point in the mid-20th century. For the first time ever, Stalin’s last body double tells his incredible story. March 5, 1953. Stalin is dead. One day later, he is lying in state in an open coffin as more than 1.5 million mourners make their way through the streets of Moscow to pay their last respects. This film recounts the events of the last days of Stalin’s life and tells the story of his […]

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