Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany

Season 1, Episode 2 of 2

Christmas in Germany 1941 is an unsettling time. Scarce provisions, freezing weather and news from the Russian front causes Germans to realize the war is a very long way from over. The stage is set for the second half of the conflict. Through the home movies and diaries of ordinary Germans, Hitler's dreams are crumbling and the German people must now face a moral reckoning. Stories of people battling to save their families from deportation to the death camps or enduring the horrors of ever more deadly bombing raids are revealed, all set against a backdrop of propaganda and false hope pouring forth from Nazi high command. We also meet some of those forced to live under German rule, including extraordinary footage of a group of Jews living in hiding just a mile from Anne Frank in Amsterdam, and a family in Normandy enjoying a bucolic summer until they find themselves on the front line as the Allies take on German troops on the Atlantic Wall. As the endgame of the war approaches, choices are faced as the net tightens on Germany and all hope of victory disappears.

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