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For a long time, Europe was a continent of emigrants rather than of immigrants. In the period between 1840 and 1940 around...
11 November 1918. The Great War is finally over. A new era is about to start...
Those who lived through it called it "the Age of Iron". Today, we know it as the Thirty Years’ War.
What does it mean to be a war child?...
Inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story, Sergei Loznitsa leads us into the land of crime without punishment – a journey into the abyss from the director of "In the Fog".
The history of the 20th century, as seen through its tanks.
25 years of dramatic metamorphosis in Europe following the fall of the Iron Curtain
The world we live in today is, in many ways, characterized by the decades-long conflict between East and West.
Graphic designer and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is one of the most important German artists of all time...
Cuba - the island where dreams clash. It was the gateway to the New World, the port of call for the American underworld, a crossroads for drug smuggeling...
At a time when neoliberal economics have become the focus of much debate and controversy worldwide, this is an eye-opening journey into the undeniable influence and impact of US po...
This docudrama reveals the man behind the totalitarian system of the East German secret service “Stasi“: his motivation, his power, his career and his failure.
The first ever TV series about WWI for a young and family audience brings to life children diaries
100 years after its outbreak, this series lets viewers experience WWI solely through the eyes of those who lived it.
We reveal a dark chapter in US civil rights history
On the eve of WWI, the Kaiser, the King and the Tsar gathered for the Royal Wedding in Berlin
Kennedy’s name hung over his presidency; but did Johnson succeed where JFK failed?
This artistic 3D feature documentary will make World War One an up-close experience
Discover the real-life stories that inspired some of the world’s biggest blockbuster movies.
An entertaining, glimpse-like view on the 20th century – suitable for multi-platform use
An archaelogic expedition to the site where the Great Northern War was determined
Reich President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor – why?
Was she an adventurer, a femme fatale or a victim? We present a truthful portrait of an unusual life.
The story of a middle-class student who became a revolutionary and founded the Soviet Union.
The third of our green portraits of Eastern German cities
He knew his life was going to be short, that´s why he lived with double the energy.
What was it like to grow up behind the Berlin Wall?
After “Wild Dresden”, this is another green city portrait from Germany’s east.
The remarkable story of two brothers and two women at the heart of the British monarchy
A peregrine falcon shall increase aircraft safety and avoid plane crashes caused by bird strikes
In 1884, under the chairmanship of Bismarck, the most powerful countries of the world came together to divide Africa amongst themselves...
What happens to a state and its citizens, when it is being dissolved? The process of German re-unification is unique in world history...
The film reopens the unsolved crime related to German terror group RAF
What is the deal with the amazing South African enthusiasm for opera?
A visit to the city’s green sites and to the people who work for their protection
This five-part film series by the two authors Wilma Pradetto and Eberhard Rühle is a road movie.
A politician’s life in the Napoleonic era
This scenic documentary retraces the life of the Queen of Prussia, who died at the age of 34 at Castle Hohenzieritz.
»Comrade Couture« is a humorous documentary about creativity as the elixir of life – and the never-ending longing for individual freedom.
Witnesses tell not only of the terror of flight but also of responsibility, guilt and innocence, hopes and fears in the years before and during the war.
They never met but were constantly fixated on each other: Hitler and Stalin. The malevolence of their systems tore everything to pieces...
Is it acceptable to show the two major dictators of the twentieth century as people?...
Otto Lilienthal and the Wright Brothers are known worldwide for their achievements. Less known is another pioneer of aviation: Ernst Heinkel...
This four-part documentary series tells the story of the years 1945 – 1949.
Most of us don’t know how many of the things we take for granted in everyday life were introduced by Napoleon
Ten-part documentary explores the life behind the Iron Curtain