Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
The following film was made in Berlin in the beautiful summer of 1942. And it has everything that one would hope to see in such material: sunny streets, lovely sightseeing spots, happy and smiling people heading for the lakes, small kids playing with their mums and dads at the baths.
What the film does not show – how could it have? – were the 57 out of the 123 so called “Alterstransporte” to the camps and ghettos of Theresienstadt, Minsk and Auschwitz which took place between June 1, 1942 and August 31, 1942 from Berlin only.
Each of those 57 groups sent there by train consisted of around 100 elderly Jewish people.
By May 1945 only 7,000 out of Berlin´s 66,000 Jews will still be alive.