Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
As the allied Polish and the Red Armies are marching towards Berlin from the north and the east of the city, occupying Frohnau, Niederschönhausen and Lichtenberg, and as the very same armies enter the concentration camp of Sachsenausen outside Oranienburg to face an unspeakable picture of human suffering and human cruelty towards their own species, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the State Secretary for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda is sitting in Berlin-Mitte at the Spielhaus am Gendermenmarkt, undisturbed by the artillery fire roaring outside, listening to Puccini´s Tosca. The story of love, death and betrayal.
Outside the Schlacht um Berlin has just began. By May, 2nd some 125,000 more civilians will die in the city. Goebbels and his wife Magda will commit suicide. They will take all of their six young children with them.