ECU Libraries Catalog

Confessions of a German Soldier : Between the Cross and the Swastika / Information Television Network.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorInformation Television Network.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2008.
Description1 streaming video file (78 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Between the Cross and the Swastika
Contents Dietrich Karsten: Priest and Soldier (4:30) -- Karsten Letter: November 12, 1933 (2:50) -- Karsten Letter: February 3, 1934 (2:50) -- Beginning of Nazi Faith (2:47) -- Confessional Church (2:20) -- Karsten Letter: May 21, 1935 (1:56) -- Hitler Instead of Christian Faith (2:02) -- Sachsenhausen (2:38) -- Karsten Letter: January 4, 1939 (1:36) -- Karsten Letter: December 17, 1939 (3:08) -- Karsten Letter: December 17, 1939 (1:45) -- Karsten Letter: May 27, 1940 (2:49) -- Karsten Enjoyed Being a Soldier (1:57) -- France June 1940 (2:14) -- Les Sables d 'Olonne (2:06) -- France 1941 (2:04) -- Karsten's Discontent (2:41) -- Justification for the Horror (2:56) -- Losing Christianity (2:54) -- Karsten Letter: December 7, 1941 (1:56) -- A Soldier's Choices (1:45) -- Karsten Could Have Been Good (2:13) -- Karsten Letter: January 4, 1942 (2:30) -- Karsten Letter: January 7, 1942 (2:04) -- Karsten Letter: January 9, 1942 (1:58) -- Okhvat (1:54) -- Judge the Government (2:43) -- Preparing for the Russian Assault (1:56) -- Duty and Loyalty (2:00) -- April 17, 1942 (3:25) -- Dietrich Karsten's Body? (2:27) -- Supporting Facts (2:10) -- A Good Place for Dietrich (2:11) -- Credits: Confessions of a German Soldier: Between the Cross and the Swastika (2:01) -- Dietrich Karsten: Priest and Soldier (4:30) -- Karsten Letter: November 12, 1933 (2:50) -- Karsten Letter: February 3, 1934 (2:50) -- Beginning of Nazi Faith (2:47) -- Confessional Church (2:20) -- Karsten Letter: May 21, 1935 (1:56) -- Hitler Instead of Christian Faith (2:02) -- Sachsenhausen (2:38) -- Karsten Letter: January 4, 1939 (1:36) -- Karsten Letter: December 17, 1939 (3:08) -- Karsten Letter: December 17, 1939 (1:45) -- Karsten Letter: May 27, 1940 (2:49) -- Karsten Enjoyed Being a Soldier (1:57) -- France June 1940 (2:14) -- Les Sables d 'Olonne (2:06) -- France 1941 (2:04) -- Karsten's Discontent (2:41) -- Justification for the Horror (2:56) -- Losing Christianity (2:54) -- Karsten Letter: December 7, 1941 (1:56) -- A Soldier's Choices (1:45) -- Karsten Could Have Been Good (2:13) -- Karsten Letter: January 4, 1942 (2:30) -- Karsten Letter: January 7, 1942 (2:04) -- Karsten Letter: January 9, 1942 (1:58) -- Okhvat (1:54) -- Judge the Government (2:43) -- Preparing for the Russian Assault (1:56) -- Duty and Loyalty (2:00) -- April 17, 1942 (3:25) -- Dietrich Karsten's Body? (2:27) -- Supporting Facts (2:10) -- A Good Place for Dietrich (2:11) -- Credits: Confessions of a German Soldier: Between the Cross and the Swastika (2:01)
Abstract During World War II, a decorated German infantry officer named Dietrich Karsten was killed in action on the Eastern Front. More than six decades later, Dietrich's granddaughter Lena Karsten was handed a stack of his letters - and a mystery: how could her grandfather, who she had known of only as a soldier who died in 1942, also have been a Protestant pastor in the 1930s who had vigorously resisted Nazism at the risk of his own life? This film follows Lena and British historian Gabriel Fawcett as they travel into rural Russia in search of her grandfather's grave and an answer to that disturbing question. Readings from Dietrich's letters and period footage appear throughout. "This film should appeal to anyone who has asked themselves what it felt like to live in Nazi Germany and why even decent, honest Germans went to war in 1939," says Confessions director Tony Wilson. A very personal story with broad historical, psychological, and sociological implications.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number48888 Films Media Group

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Electronic Resources Access Content Online ✔ Available