The Forgotten Genocide
The Story of the Ethnic
Germans A documentary by Ann Morrison
Memories of a painful secret
held for over fifty years are now finally being brought to light. THE FORGOTTEN
GENOCIDE: The Expulsion after WWII, is an in-depth, feature length documentary that
examines the sufferings put upon Ethnic Germans living behind the Iron Curtain.
Through interviews with survivors, the memory of this sad period in human history
is preserved, and hopefully provides peace to the almost 15 million souls lost.
First-hand accounts are given by unbelievably
strong, determinedly positive people as they speak of their experiences. They
talk about their lives before the genocide, the armies invading their homes and
killing and kidnapping their family, their neighbors, themselves. They described
the impossible conditions of their imprisonment-the cold, the starvation, the
forced labor, the brutality, and the death. All unexplained, all unjustified.
Though these stories are hard to hear, they should not remain unspoken, and
nobody could tell them better than the ones who lived through it. While working
on the project, Ann was often met with surprise or confusion when she explained
the nature of it, she also found people -in growing amounts- who knew about the
tragedy that took place and wanted others to know as well. Ann met with people
from all over the country, began communicating with people internationally, and
the project grew into the documentary DVD.
The DVD includes an historical overview and
commentary by several noted historians.
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