75 years after the end of the Second World War, the culture of remembering faces new challenges: The last surviving contemporary witnesses will soon fall silent. But how can we reach young people of the fourth or fifth generation after the war? How can we commemorate successfully? And vice versa: what can cause it to fail?

A film by Walter Reichl and Wolfgang Beyer
First broadcast on 31.1.2021 at 22:45 on ORF III.

With: Eva Blimlinger, David Ertl, Simon Effenberger, Wolfgang Fehrerberger, Heinz Fischer, Eduard Freudmann, Hannah Lessing, Helene Moser, Christian Rabl, Gudrun Schober, Wolfgang Sobotka, Monika Sommer, Josef Streibel, Robert Streibel, Marlena Stolze, Veronika Teuschl

Narration: Mercedes Echerer

Literature quotations read by Wolfram Berger
Michela Murgia: “Faschist werden“ – A.d.Ital. Julika Brandestini – © 2019 Verlag Klaus Wagenbach, Berlin
Robert Musil: “Nachlass zu Lebzeiten” – 1962 Rowohlt Verlag
Martin Pollack: “Kontaminierte Landschaften“ – © 2014 Residenz Verlag
Erich Hackl: “In fester Umarmung” – © 1996 Diogenes Verlag
Herbert Achternbusch: “Die Stunde des Todes“ – @ 1975 Suhrkamp Verlag

Music: Peter Rosmanith, Robert Waechter

A co-production of
ORF 3, FlairFilm and WR-Film
funded by
Province of Lower Austria Culture
Future Fund of the Republic of Austria
National Fund of the Republic of Austria