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Dunkles Familiengeheimnis - der geliebte Vater als SS-Arzt
19.11.20

Dunkles Familiengeheimnis - der geliebte Vater als SS-Arzt

Für Barbara Brix ist ihr Vater die prägende Figur ihrer Kindheit. 1921 wird Peter Kroeger in Riga geboren – als Baltendeutscher. Erst 2006 erfährt Brix: Ihr Vater war Arzt bei den SS-Einsatzgruppen.

SHOTLIST HAMBURG, DEUTSCHLAND11. JUNI 2020QUELLE: AFPTV1. Nah Barbara Brix looks at the archived documents2. Nah photocopy of a family photo (both parents, brother, sister and her)3. Schwenk von oben nach unten Barbara Brix pulls photos out 4. O-TON 1 - Barbara Brix, Retired teacher, member of the German-French association Mémoire à deux voix (Frau, 79 Jahre alt, German, 18 Sek.): 'Personal experiences of the Second World War were a taboo topic. And we certainly felt that as children and teenagers and did not ask such questions. But the silence was on both sides, on our parents' side, but also on our side.'5. Nah Barbara Brix during her interview6. Halbnahe photos of Peter Kröger before the war (photo on the left, dated 1938) and after the war (photo on the right, dated 1948) 7. O-TON 2 - Barbara Brix, Retired teacher, member of the German-French association Mémoire à deux voix (Frau, 79 Jahre alt, German, 21 Sek.): 'A few weeks before I retired, I was visited by a German-Baltic historian friend- my father is from Riga - who, while researching German-Baltic soldiers in the SS, had come across my father's name. And on a walk he asked me: 'By the way Barbara, did you know that your father was a member of the Einsatzgruppen? [SS paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany]'' 8. Zwischenschnitt: Schwenk von oben nach unten photo of Peter Kröger after the war from 1948 BERLIN, BERLIN, DEUTSCHLAND1. JANUAR 1936QUELLE: FRANCE PRESSE VOIR9. Foto An undated picture shows nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler followed by commander-in-chief Hermann Goering (2nd L) and head of the SS Heinrich Himmler (3rd L) marching in Berlin next to the hotel Excelsior which was Hitler's base in the city in the early 1930s. AFP PHOTOHAMBURG, DEUTSCHLAND11. JUNI 2020QUELLE: AFPTV10. Totale Barbara Brix looks at the archived documents11. Peter Kröger's signature at the bottom of a letter, in which he writes to volunteer for the Waffen-SSAUSCHWITZ, POLEN1. JANUAR 1945QUELLE: AFP12. Foto German soldiers, members of SS units, lead a new transport of prisoners to the gas chambers at the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) concentration camp. AFP PHOTOHAMBURG, DEUTSCHLAND11. JUNI 2020QUELLE: AFPTV13. Schwenk von oben nach unten Barbara Brix reads a photocopy of a letter from her father in which he writes about his voluntary commitment to the Waffen-SS14. O-TON 3 - Barbara Brix, Retired teacher, member of the German-French association Mémoire à deux voix (Frau, 79 Jahre alt, German, 14 Sek.): 'He (the commander of Commando 5 of Einsatzgruppe C) said he tried to refuse to take part but it was impossible. So he said he called the doctor, my father, to make sure that everything would happen in a 'hygienic' and orderly way. And so I had the first proof that my father, contrary to his own assertions, contrary to my own suppositions, directly and physically attended a mass-killing.'15. Schwenk von oben nach unten Barbara Brix takes the files containing her research on her father's past and puts it on the table16. Nah file containing the archives relating to the past of his father, Peter Kröger17. Schwenk von links nach rechts top of Barbara Brix's face during her interview

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