German Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord recalls his memories of November 1989 and describes the momentous events that led to the reunification of Germany. To what extent did the Churches create a platform for the people of East Germany to find their voice, and how has the fall of the wall changed the way that Germans see themselves and their country?
This is a decently engaging film that avoids many of the clichés that must have beckoned from the wayside during its creation. The “based on a true story” claim that underlies the plans to kill Hitler, seize control of Berlin and broker a truce with the Allies before they arrived at the city gates, adds a core of amazement as we see how close to fruition the plan came.
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