Hamburg 1945 – The True Story of Its Capitulation

A film by Jobst Thomas

Thursday, 23.04.2015 at 08.15 pm on NDR 

Hamburg 1945 – The True Story of Its Capitulation

The documentary play by television screenwriter Jobst Thomas looks back at the fateful days that preceded Hamburg’s capitulation on 3 May 1945, and re-enacts their dramatic events in elaborately produced scenes. The central characters are three courageous and determined men who risked their own lives to end the war without bloodshed. Yet history books only mention them in passing, if at all.

Hamburg 1945 – The True Story of Its Capitulation tells the story behind the story.

(Cast: Götz Burger as Albert Schäfer, Marion Elskis as Elisabeth Schäfer, Nico König as Prof. Dr. Hermann Burchard, Eric Bouwer as Thomas Martin Lindsay, Michael Lott as military motor-cyclist)

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