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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:29 AM

Line of Separation...

On PBS, this is a German produced miniseries now showing on PBS that focuses on the turmoil of a small town in Germany at the end of WWII and the following years. It is right on the new border between east and west, and gets split in two. Originally titled "Tannbach", the fictional name of the town. It's a very interesting look at a situation most Americans have never experienced. Recommended.

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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:27 AM

1. More details...

Wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannbach_(TV_series)

New York's Thirteen's review and preview of Line of Separation: https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/line-of-separation-german-drama-pbs/

Line of Separation is the rare drama set in the World War II-era that examines reckonings in Germany, just after its surrender in 1945. Even before the depravity of the Holocaust was fully exposed, Germans were grappling with shame, anger and despair – as well as basic survival – in a truly war-torn country.

From the vantage of a small, rural German town and between the years 1945 and 1952, the six-part PBS fictional series follows not only defeated Germany’s occupation and eventual division, but the fraught tensions within families who question each other’s actions and ethics, both in the past and as they move into the future.

The storyline is also about hope for a new Germany, a Communist one. In the 1920s and 30s, German Communists were the Nazis’ fiercest enemies and rivals for political dominance. Line of Separationincludes characters who embrace the direction the Soviets’ domineering occupation brings: Germany’s eastern zone will become its own country and a rather successful Soviet satellite state ­– until the Berlin Wall falls in 1989 (this November 9 is the 30th anniversary).

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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:42 AM

2. I watched this last week.👍🏼

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