Living with the Enemy

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History Documentary hosted by Joachim Kerzel, published by ARD in 2008 - English narration

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1945 to 1949 proved to be a decisive period for both Germany and the occupying forces - this is the story of the years between the end of WWII and the founding of the two German states. 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. This period was the beginning of the Cold War. It would influence global politics for decades to come. A new generation of historians with new findings, archives only now accessible, and the willingness of those involved to engage in an open dialogue make a new and remarkable in-depth view of these historical events. A Co-Production by ARD, MDR, WDR and LOOKS Film & TV in association with HISTOIRE 2008

[edit] A Summer in Ruins

Germany experienced a summer in ruins. People are homeless, hungry. But the S-Bahn in Berlin is going to work again soon - many go to the Wannsee, for bathing. Meanwhile, the winners of the second World War II are setting the course for the future Germany in Potsdam. Everyone is wondering what will it be?

[edit] Hunger and Hope

This episode deals with individuals, both Germans and members of the occupying forces, and their involvement in the reconstruction of Germany after World War 2.

[edit] Culprits and Victims

After 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.

[edit] A New Beginning

Three years after the end of the World War II, Germany still lay in ruins but there were signs of a new beginning. POWs were coming home from years in camps, and learning to adjust to new lives. On the political level, however, there was little or no harmony. In 1948 the three Western zones introduced a new common currency and the Soviet Union responded with a blockade of Berlin.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2088 kbps
Video Resolution: 720x416
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 320kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 51:45.600
Number Of Parts: 4
Part Size: 895 MB
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