Emil Schmidt’s Memories 7

In the seventh and last episode of our interview series with the retired headmaster Emil Schmidt in Bremen, he remembers how he experience the end of the war as a 15 years old boy. A new series with another contemporary … Continue reading →

Emil Schmidt’s Memories 6

In the sixth and second last episode of our interview series with Emil Schmidt in Bremen (born 1932), he tells us about his memories of his family’s evacuation, the so called ‘Kinderlandverschickung’ in Bautzen in Saxony – and also how … Continue reading →

Emil Schmidt’s Memories 5

In the fifth part of our interview series with Emil Schmidt, he explains and shows how an incendiary bomb hit his family‘s house in Bremen in June 1942. … Continue reading →

Emil Schmidt’s Memories 4

Here is the fourth part of our interview series with the retired headmaster Emil Schmidt in Bremen. He reads a passage about his father from the memoirs of Fritz Stemme, about the deportation of Jews from Barkhof Highschool. The episode is entitled … Continue reading →

Emil Schmidt’s Memories 3

Here is the third part of the Taxodium Zeitzeugen series and the third episode of our interview with the retired headmaster Emil Schmidt, which is entitled ‘Inquisitiveness and Worries’. … Continue reading →

Emil Schmidt’s Memories 2

This is the second part of our film-project Taxodium Zeitzeugen and also the second part of our conversation series with the retired headmaster Emil Schmidt in Bremen. Its title is: Jungvolk … Continue reading →

Emil Schmidt’s Memories 1

We start with a new documentary project today: Taxodium Zeitzeugen. The retired headmaster Emil Schmidt in Bremen has talked about his life as a child during the time of National Socialism in front of our camera in July 2016. From … Continue reading →

The Texel Uprise

Visiting the cemetery of the Georgians on Texel. The Dutch North Sea island, a holiday paradise today, played an important part during WW II as a bulwark in the so called Atlantic Wall against the allies. Part of its garrison … Continue reading →