The resistance 1939-1945
The last eyewitnesses tell their personal story.
Nazi Germany conquers a large part of Europe in the early years of the Second World War. A small but courageous part of the population in the occupied countries decides not to stand by, but to fight back. From Brittany to Russia and from Greece to Norway, underground movements occur that fight the enemy: illegal press, sabotage, attacks, espionage. Everything is used. Many pay with their lives. This six-part series offers a unique view of the resistance in the Second World War throughout Europe. Red thread form the penetrating stories of the last eyewitnesses from the resistance, from fifteen countries. Unique archive footage and recreated reconstructions of important resistance acts bring these stories even more to life.
They are impressive stories and images that you can view again and again. “After having seen all the corners of Europe, and hearing the stories of the men and women who fought against the occupier, I was struck by the idea that it is the sum of individual destinies that make the great history. Since archival images are scarce, and to do justice to the special human aspect of the interviews, I have also used reconstructions to portray the history of these people. As a result, the indelible memories, sometimes violent but often overwhelming and moving, could be visualized. “